“The administration hopes the training will forge links with countries in the region and blunt a leftward trend. ” , USA Today reported a few days ago.
I’m glad to see that, given that he’s botched the war on terror, our distinguished president has decided to re-invigorate a war his father fared rather well in – the Cold War.
Of course, exempt from this are countries with whom we disagree, most notably Venezuela, but we can now take steps to train the millitary of any nation that has a sufficiently pro-American government. Of course, the big motivating factor? Keeping China out of what spokesman Jose Ruiz tellingly referred to as our “Area of Responsibility”.
Spheres of Influence, anyone? No wonder China wants in.