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Who started Cold War II? News Team

Will U.S. posturing against Russia sour relations with Germany too? Germany and Russia are two major powers who want to reassert themselves in the world. Russia regards Germany as it’s leading European partner in cultural, educational, and economic exchanges. Germany is Russia’s biggest ally and advocate in the G8 and agrees with Russia that Georgia should not be allowed into NATO.

Photo Right: Russian Prime Minister with German President.

Who Started Cold War II, by Pat Buchanan

The American people should be eternally grateful to Old Europe for having spiked the Bush-McCain plan to bring Georgia into NATO.

Had Georgia been in NATO when Mikheil Saakashvili invaded South Ossetia, we would be eyeball to eyeball with Russia, facing war in the Caucasus, where Moscow’s superiority is as great as U.S. superiority in the Caribbean during the Cuban missile crisis.

If the Russia-Georgia war proves nothing else, it is the insanity of giving erratic hotheads in volatile nations the power to drag the United States into war.

From Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan, as Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, U.S. presidents have sought to avoid shooting wars with Russia, even when the Bear was at its most beastly.

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