Foreign Policy

Let Lithuania Replace America

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Here's the president talking about NATO expansion:

Obama said reinvigorated ties with Moscow must be "consistent with NATO membership and consistent with the need to send a clear signal throughout Europe that we are going to continue to abide by the central belief … that countries who seek and aspire to join NATO are able to join NATO."

I don't think NATO should expand eastward, but I wouldn't mind if it moved eastward. Let any former Soviet republic join if it wants, I say -- but first get the U.S. out of the anachronistic alliance, so we won't be automatically entangled the next time Georgia has a border dispute with Russia. If the French prefer to fight, that's their business.