Ruling Class Lackeys and Mouthpieces
hoov at freenet.tlh.fl.us
Sat Mar 27 11:35:10 PST 1999
> > The bottom line is clear: Expanding NATO will enhance our security.
> > It is the right thing to do. We must not fail history's challenge
> > at this moment to build a Europe peaceful, democratic, and
> > undivided, allied with us to face new security threats of the new
> > century--a Europe that will avoid repeating the darkest moments of
> > the 20th century and fulfill the brilliant possibilities of the
> > 21st.
> > --President Clinton. Remarks to the
> > U.S. Military Academy
> > at West Point, New York, May 31,
> > 1997
> > [Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic] will not just be consumers
> > of security by the United States but producers of a more secure
> > Europe; and also because the United States has interests in Europe,
> > producers of security for the United States. So it's a pretty good
> > deal, I think, not only for the three countries that are coming in,
> > because it obviously is for them, but for the United States. [The]
> > United States has shown over and over again that American interests
> > are affected by what happens in Europe.
> > --Secretary Madeleine K. Albright.
> > Interview on Newshour
> > With Jim Lehrer, July 9, 1997
> > NATO enlargement is critical to protecting and promoting our vital
> > national security interests in Europe. If we fail to seize this
> > historic opportunity to help integrate, consolidate, and stabilize
> > Central and Eastern Europe, we would risk paying a much higher
> > price later.
> > --Secretary of Defense William
> > Cohen. Statement before the Senate
> > Armed Services Committee, April 23,
> > 1997
> > [I]f we wish to ensure that we build a stable Europe, a stable and
> > undivided Europe, it's right to enlarge NATO and offer the Central
> > and East European countries the same opportunity that Western
> > Europe has, while at the same time building a special relationship
> > with Russia.
> > --General John M. Shalikashvili,
> > Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.
> > Press interview, June 16, 1997
> > Enlarging NATO is in America's moral, strategic and political
> > interests.
> > --Senator Trent Lott (R-MS). "The
> > Senate's Role in NATO
> > Enlargement," The Washington Post,
> > March 21, 1997
> > And why expand NATO now? The reason for doing that is peace and
> > security. We want to fill a vacuum in Eastern Europe. We want to
> > give Eastern and Central Europe the same opportunity we helped give
> > Western Europe, to democratize and reform for freedom. . . . And
> > the fact is that an undivided Europe, democratic, is the best
> > chance for peace in our time.
> > --Senator William Roth (R-DE). Press
> > conference, Madrid, Spain,
> > July 7, 1997
> > The enlargement of NATO will strengthen security, freedom, and
> > peace in Europe. It will secure the gains of democracy in Central
> > Europe.
> > --Senator Bob Dole (R-KS). Remarks
> > to the Philadelphia World
> > Affairs Council, June 25, 1996
> > The Cold War's legacy of great power confrontation in Europe will
> > be truly ended only when it is replaced by a collaborative
> > structure between former antagonists. The expansion of NATO should
> > be seen in that light.
> > --James Baker III, former Secretary
> > of State. "Political Synergism
> > and NATO," The Washington Times, May
> > 9, 1997
> > NATO's enlargement represents above all an overriding American
> > political interest.
> > --Henry Kissinger, former Secretary
> > of State. "NATO: Make It
> > Stronger,Make It Larger," The
> > Washington Post,
> > January 14, 1997
> > The Alliance . . . is first and foremost an instrument of democracy
> > intended to defend mutually held and created political and
> > spiritual values. . . . NATO expansion should be perceived as a
> > continuous process, in which the nations of Central and Eastern
> > Europe mature toward the meaning, values, and goals of the enlarged
> > and revived alliance.
> > --Vaclav Havel, President of the
> > Czech Republic. "NATO's Quality
> > Of Life," The New York Times, May
> > 13, 1997
> > [O]ur energies must be directed towards strengthening NATO, which
> > is as important in the post-Cold War world as in the circumstances
> > of its creation. NATO's role should be expanded. . . . It must be
> > prepared to accept the Czech Republic and other Central European
> > countries as full members.
> > --Margaret Thatcher, former British
> > Prime Minister. "The Common
> > Crisis: Atlantic Solutions." Remarks
> > before the New Atlantic
> > Initiatives Congress of Prague,
> > Spring 1996
> > The security benefits of NATO enlargement are also matched by
> > economic benefits--for Europe, and for American business. Most
> > important, by preserving and deepening the stable security that now
> > exists in Central Europe, NATO enlargement will ensure that the
> > region's robust economic growth can continue. Our business
> > community has a stake in preventing an American retreat from the
> > world, and in the broadest sense that is what the vote over NATO
> > enlargement will be about.
> > --Lawrence Summers, Deputy Secretary
> > of the Treasury. Remarks
> > before the International Forum,
> > U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
> > April 11, 1997
> > Expansion of NATO is a logical and essential consequence of the
> > disappearance of the Iron Curtain and the need to widen European
> > unity based on shared democratic values.
> > --Richard Holbrooke, former
> > Assistant Secretary of State.
> > "America, A European Power," Foreign
> > Affairs, March/April 1995
> > NATO expansion means peace and stability, not a drive at
> > confrontation with anybody. This is not a question of aggravating
> > or humiliating Russia. It is a question of peace in the world.
> > Poland and other countries which want to join NATO have peaceful
> > aspirations.
> > --Lech Walesa, former President of
> > Poland and founder of Solidarity.
> > Quoted in The Montreal Gazette,
> > March 11, 1997
> as James Madison wrote in 1787, 'War is the true nurse of executive
> aggrandizement.' Michael Hoover
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