War On Terror: With impeccable bad timing, Donald Trump called for shrinking the U.S. role in NATO just a day before the Brussels terrorist attacks. In fact, the attacks underscore how important NATO is.
Speaking to the Washington Post, Trump didn’t mince words about NATO: “We certainly can’t afford to do this anymore,” he said. “NATO is costing us a fortune, and yes, we’re protecting Europe with NATO, but we’re spending a lot of money.”
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz fired back: “It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for weakening NATO, withdrawing from NATO, we see Brussels, where NATO is headquartered, the subject of a radical Islamic attack.”
On this, we side with Cruz. And in a positive sign, Europeans seem to agree.
“We are at war,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday. “Over the past few months in Europe, we have endured several acts of war.”
He’s right. These are acts of war, with civilians as the target. After two attacks on Paris, another on San Bernardino and now Brussels, in the last 13 months, can anyone deny the growing threat to the West?
|ISIS Terrorist attack at Brussels Airport|
Imagine for a moment that another nation’s airplanes flew over our cities every two or three months, killing dozens or even hundreds. Would we tolerate it? Preach patience? Do nothing? Sing Kumbaya?Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.
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