The neocon war dogs, led unfortunately by Vice President Pence in this endeavor, are reigniting the long-simmering tension between NATO and Georgia (the country) on one side, and Russia on the other.
Writing at The American Conservative, Daniel Larison tells readers Georgia will never join NATO, and that Vice President Pence implying it might is irresponsible and dangerous.
I agree with Larison, and it’s an unfortunate shame that VP Pence, and by extension President Trump are taking the neocon bait on this issue.
Will Ruger noticed that Pence repeated the pledge to bring Georgia into NATO during his visit there last week:
Pence stated, “President Trump and the United States stand firmly behind the 2008 NATO Bucharest statement which made it clear that Georgia will, someday, become a member.
Reviving talk of Georgia’s future NATO membership today is irresponsible and dangerous. It is also cruel to keep giving Georgia more false encouragement that it will be able to join the alliance at some point. It isn’t going to happen, and it does no one any good to keep pretending otherwise.”
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