Monday, February 11, 2008

NATO military shrinking....

From The NY Times via

Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?

Geoffrey Wheatcroft reviews James J. Sheehan's "Where Have All the Soldiers Gone? The Transformation of Modern Europe," for The New York Times, writing: "At the time of the World Cup the summer before last, there was a nice cartoon in the papers by Oliphant, with two panels.

One showed 'Soccer as seen by Americans,' a group of dainty chaps prancing lightly across the grass with purses dangling from their limp wrists, and the other, 'American football as seen by Europeans,' a heap of brutally moronic humanoids using severed limbs to batter each others' brains out."

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