I know many of you don’t believe me when I state, repeatedly, that the positions France and Germany are taking is not going to reflect badly on us, but will, in the long run, diminish their stature to the point of them being essentially irrlevant. Maybe you will believe Kenneth Pollack:
Pollack called the Turkey issue “a no-brainer.” He said some in the U.S. administration must be thinking that NATO’s utility is ended. Built to deal with the Soviet Union, which no longer exists, if NATO cannot deal with such an obviously bad case as Iraq, that will build the case for doing without it, Pollack said.
“It is in NATO’s charter that it must provide for the threat to members, given that the threat is legitimate,” Pollack said. “Plus,
Turkey’s going to believe that racist Western Europe just doesn’t want Turkey to be a part of