I’ve been writing about our growing cold war with China for months now, and arguing we should seriously consider avoiding this build up/possible war. (See here:
Now, Sen. Jim Webb has written about the issue in an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal. Webb — a Democrat, keep in mind — advocates that America should maintain its “uncomfortable but necessary role as the true guarantor of stability in East Asia.”
I’m not sure why he just said “East Asia.” Seems to me he should have said “much of the world.” And nowhere in the column does he mention the benefits to America for this build up/possible war with China. Sure, it helps folks in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Japan, but I missed the part where this will help America. Oh wait, he doesn’t mention that…
Here’s his column.
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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