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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Quote Of The ... Er ... Day: America Alone Edition

"All we can do is lie on our backs with our paws in the air and hope that no one will stamp on our tummies."
-- Harold Nicholson, British Labor Party

Nicholson said that in 1940, after the fall of France to the Nazis. Fortunately, Britain had a Churchill who had a different idea of how England should respond to the global threat of the day.

Arthur Herman, who recently authored the book "To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World," shares the quote in a column today in the NYPost about the coming fall of the British Navy.
By this time next year, the once-vaunted Royal Navy will be about the size of the Belgian Navy, while its officers face a five-year moratorium on all promotions.
Tony Blair's undoing of the British Namy is inconsequential to us. We have the globe's only blue water navy and no one, not even the Chinese, is even considering duplicating our naval reach and firepower. But it is certainly a sign that we, and only we, are the planetary police and peace-keepers.

We can expect a nudge and a hand from other nations as we try to deal with the Saddams and Osamas of the world, but in a world where the proud Royal Navy is now approaching the Belgium's navy in size, it's going to be one us and everyone else them. And that means that those who dislike an activist America -- Europeans and Democrats -- will dislike us more and more.

Look at the Dem candidates and who do you see, Harold Nicholson or Winston Churchill? Uh-huh.

Hat-tip: Real Clear Politics

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