Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). BUSH is reaching to NATO - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In BUSH is reaching to NATO pfflam Posted: June 23, 2004 9:22PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 I think that that is a good thing . . . . just want that on record that I like an action that he is doing!I'll forgo all the shoulda, coulda, shouldas . . . Comments Reply 1 of 4 johnq Posts: 2,763member June 23, 2004 10:00PM Bush is reaching for NATO. Big difference.You reach out to someone first, as a gesture of earnest cooperation, before the damage is done, not after.You reach for someone as an afterthought or out of desperation or to save face or to pawn off the problem to someone else, or all of the above. Reply 2 of 4 scott Posts: 7,431member June 23, 2004 11:39PM Who knew for and to could be so nuanced? Reply 3 of 4 johnq Posts: 2,763member June 23, 2004 11:46PM Quote:Originally posted by Scott Who knew for and to could be so nuanced? Hey, I'm for Bush pawning this crap off onto NATO, etc... But I also know that its just being done so he can say a year from now "We left it in good shape but NATO let it fall apart"... Reply 4 of 4 nightcrawler Posts: 643member June 25, 2004 3:45AM Quote:Originally posted by johnq Hey, I'm for Bush pawning this crap off onto NATO, etc... But I also know that its just being done so he can say a year from now "We left it in good shape but NATO let it fall apart"... Who cares if Bush brings in NATO or not. NATO is just a military-alliance with West-Europe that is led by the US.What it would change is only the monetary burden on the US, and it would lead to major conflicts with France and Germany who are opposing the sending of troops to Iraq, thus maybe leading to the abolishment of the NATO, which is long overdue anyway.Nightcrawler Sign In or Register to comment.