January 22, 2009

Why the Europeans are a Bunch of Security Freeloaders

From Joe Noory on Europe's unwillingness to help in any substantial way in Afghanistan (the "good war"), let alone any conflict:

The problem is quite simply that the public in European societies arenít ever convinced that there is much of anything worth defending, correcting, or fighting for. Itís why so many are willing to resort to calling for any other instrument (talks, dropping aid in the zone, placation of one form or another) because at the moment the question comes up, it doesnít sound openly like the language of evasion.
When a civilization loses faith that the very values that define them are worth fighting for, then they are doomed to the ash heap of history.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:05 PM | Comments |