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Little Misguided Congeniality

Gorby has decided to weigh in on the election like a Little Misguided Congeniality.www.foxnews.com/politics/2008/11/27/gorbachev-looks-forward-new-policy-obama/ He tells us that we need to improve relations with Russia by urging “Obama to muster his courage” and reconsider the decision to station missile defense sites in Poland and the Czech Republic.”

We shouldn’t take it personal that about five minutes after the election “Russian President Dmitry Medvedev threatened to station short-range missiles in Kaliningrad on NATO’s borders if the United States pushed ahead with missile defense sites in Eastern Europe.” It’s just a do unto others thing.

I really love it when foreigners tell us how to run our country because obviously we’ve been doing wrong for over 200 years. Yea, that great Communist Revolution capped by falling statues was something everyone should want to emulate as perfect governing. And someone who presided over turmoil and had to be rescued from house arrest certainly must know better than we do about how to govern.

Ask any beauty queen, she’ll tell you we are all supposed to want “World Peace.” But I’m not seeing the love. In the real world people have different agendas and there really are a lot of people who would love to see us become impotent as a world power, sounds like Gorby is just another one of them folks. If we fail, maybe he’ll feel better about his own failures.

Poland suffered horribly in WWII and they continued to suffer after the war just because they were unfortunate enough to be neighbors with Germany and Russia. Gerald Ford was laughed at for weeks after a debate in which he said Poland was free. I know he meant they were free in their hearts and now they really are free in all the ways that count, including their hearts. That’s due, in large part, to the fact that the good old U.S.A. has a backbone.

There is a ride at Disneyland with little dolls dressed in traditional costumes singing “It’s A Small World After All” in many languages as you ride through it. It presents a view of the world through rose colored glasses. Nice thought, but not very realistic and we’d be real stupid to buy into it, just ask Poland.