New World Odor is more the case
Editor, the Advocate:
Some years ago when I first encountered the term "New World Order," I was amazed that an American could promote the concept he described. Then and now, I have recognized the reasoning to be flawed and the proposals to represent a serious damage to our way of constitutional government. In effect, the proposal being made was for a new world odor - strong and repulsive enough to drive a starving dog off a meat wagon.
If the recent statement attributed to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta can be interpreted as requiring the United States of America to gain approval of the world community prior to acting in our own defense, we have indeed encountered a new world odor.
My immediate family has lived and resided in six foreign nations.
Only one of these nations, then or now, has demonstrated a continuing inclination to be grateful for the sacrifices our citizens have made in their behalf. It is significant that in each case the sacrifices have been measured not only in resources but American lives.
It is reasonable to believe that the actions taken by these and other nations will continue to be in what they consider their own best interests. Our judgment of foreign nations by the standards of our America is not only ridiculous - it is dangerous.
New World Order? Indeed.
John Caldwell, Goliad