Saturday, August 1, 2020

Pearls of expression.

The Trump administration has begun slashing the US military presence in Germany from an almost satisfactory 36,000 troops to a practically microscopic 24,000. I think we can all agree that this is the single worst thing that has ever happened in the history of Germany, and arguably the universe.

* * [Expressions of horror from John Bolton, Bill Kristol, CNN, David Welna (NPR), Fred Kaplan (Slate), and Susan Rice.] * *

So as you can see, this troop withdrawal is being met with righteous garment rending by all the best people. What more evidence do you need that we should regard endless military expansionism as the norm and treat even the slightest most peripheral deviation from that path as a freakish apocalyptic travesty?

"Is The Exit Of 12,000 US Troops The 'Single Worst Event In German History'?" By Caitlin Johnstone, ZeroHedge, 7/31/20 (emphasis removed).

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