We are halfway through May 2017, and it seems to be a month that again highlights the dearth of commonsense in the minds of most of those who are responsible for conducting the republic’s foreign and domestic affairs. On this score, one event merits special notice, namely, the arming of the Kurds.
This morning’s news notes that Defense Secretary James Mattis was in Denmark and is on his way to other European capitals to talk about how to defeat “Islamic terrorism” with our NATO allies. Now, Mattis is — I hope — no one’s fool. But it would be interesting to know how he reconciles the expenditure of his time, the cost of transportation and security, and the continued misleading of Americans about the value of the NATO alliance to U.S. security, with the fact that only last Sunday the French elected yet another president who is eager to preside over, and even quicken, the suicide of the French nation as part of what is now a Europe-wide comic-opera called “Death by Muslim.”
‘If anyone likes to play rough, we can play rough too.” — W.S. Churchill, Speech to Canada’s Parliament, 31 December 1941