Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
September 17, 2002
WAR: Fair Weather Allies

Nobody should be so unilateralist that they refuse help when it is offered, so we can look forward to more PR shots like this one. But what we have to condition ourselves to instead is being ingrates, accepting help with one hand while slapping around uncooperative 'allies' with the other. It sounds nasty, but what it boils down to is this: the United States is a good friend to democracies -- but our friendships with tyrants are always fair-weather. They should never get comfortable. Treat them as the cops treat an informant -- cut good-for-today deals, no guarantees that we won't kick your door in later. Because we're two-faced? No, because you're a crook.

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