For John, BLUF: Mark Steyn writes sarcastically about nuclear proliferation. It is coming. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Canadian expat Mark Steyn, writing in National Review talks about nuclear proliferation, with the title "The Axis of Torpor". M Steyn starts by reviewing recent movie releases and then reviews the nuclear proliferators and talks about the possible long term outcomes of such proliferation. He also talks about economies across the globe and wonders why there are rich nations who don't care about nuclear weapons and poor nations that do. He then looks at different approaches to the problem of nuclear proliferation by different factions down in DC. Here is the last paragraph:
As the CPAC crowd suggested, there are takers on the right for the Rand Paul position. There are many on the left for Obama’s drone-alone definition of great power. But there are ever fewer takers for a money-no-object global hegemon that spends 46 percent of the world’s military budget and can’t impress its will on a bunch of inbred goatherds. A broker America needs to learn to do more with less, and to rediscover the cold calculation of national interest rather than waging war as the world’s largest NGO. In dismissing Paul as a “wacko bird,” John McCain and Lindsey Graham assume that the too-big-to-fail status quo is forever. It’s not; it’s already over.Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff
CPAC—Conservative Political Action Conference
Rand Paul—US Senator from Tennessee, who recently conducted a near 13 hour filibuster regarding possible proliferation of Drone (RPA) attacks.