Sunday, January 2, 2011

Thank You Jimmy Carter

Here we have the Soviet err Russian Navy transiting the Panama Canal a couple of years back. So much for the Monroe Doctrine. So much for American Manifest Destiny. Yes, that is correct. I said Manifest Destiny. The Canal is of strategic importance to the United States, NATO, and our allies in Asia and it is high time to again control access.


Jayhawk said...

One small problem, Bubba. We no longer own the Canal. The owners dictate who can or cannot transit, and that is no longer us.

Bartender Cabbie said...

Yes, Unfortunately the Canal was turned over to Panamanian control I believe in the Carter years. I tend to look at things from a natl defense perspective and a strategic waterway, in our back yard, controlled by a third world nation that may or may not remain friendly is dangerous.