Pat Buchanan says it all todaySubmitted by Ricky Bobby on Tue, 01/15/2008 - 16:38
15 January 2008
America Selling Itself to Protect Purchasers
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Published on January 15th, 2008 @ 12:00:43 pm, using 253 words, 12 views
Pat Buchanan says it all today, with a stinging analysis of America’s current geopolitical situation:
We are thus in the position of having to borrow from Europe to defend Europe, of having to borrow from China and Japan to defend Chinese and Japanese access to Gulf oil, and of having to borrow from Arab emirs, sultans and monarchs to make Iraq safe for democracy.
We borrow from the nations we defend so that we may continue to defend them. To question this is an unpardonable heresy called “isolationism.”
And the chickens of globalism are coming home to roost.
We let Europe to get away with imposing value-added taxes averaging 15 percent on our exports to them, while they rebate that value-added tax on their exports to us. Thus, the euro has almost doubled in value against the dollar in the Bush years, as NATO Europe begins to bail out on Iraq and Afghanistan.
We sat still as Japan protected her markets and dumped high quality goods into ours and China undervalued its currency to suck jobs, technology and factories out of the United States. Now, China and Japan have $2 trillion in cash reserves. The Arabs have an equal amount of petrodollars. Both are headed here to spend their depreciating dollars snapping up U.S. assets – banks, ports, highways, defense contractors.
America, to pay her bills, has begun to sell herself to the world.
And expect it to continue after next president is elected. Unless we somehow get Ron Paul. Read it here: Subprime Nation.