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Friday, September 21, 2007

Wake up!

clipped from
New York Times

Lost at Sea

THE ultimate strategic effect of the Iraq war has been to hasten the arrival of the Asian Century.

While the American government has been occupied in Mesopotamia, and our European allies continue to starve their defense programs, Asian militaries — in particular those of China, India, Japan and South Korea — have been quietly modernizing and in some cases enlarging. Asian dynamism is now military as well as economic.

Whether or not China ever has a motive to challenge America, it will increasingly have the capacity to do so
I've been saying this for a while now: Iraq drains us and inflates China. Terrorism from weak, diffuse, non-state entities is NOT the so-called struggle of our times. It is not the new Cold War. The new Cold War is going to be the old Cold War, but with a more powerful adversary: China.

This isn't about lead paint in toys. They are moving in and we aren't even paying attention.

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