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Thanks, Albania

In the 1997 movie "Wag the Dog", Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro play Stanley Motss and Conrad Brean, a Hollywood producer and a Presidential adviser. They team up to distract the media from the President's latest sex scandal by claiming that America is threatened with imminent attack.

Picking an enemy for their ficticious war, Brean suggests Albania, prompting the following exchange:

MOTSS: Why Albania?

BREAN: Why not?

MOTSS: What have they done to us?

BREAN: What have they done for us?
Well, it turns out that Albania's doing a lot for us, at least lately. While the Netherlands and Ukraine are pulling troops out of Iraq, Albania just upped its contingent from 70 to 120. That may not seem like a lot, but as a percentage of Albania's population, it represents the proportional equivalent of over 10,000 U.S. troops.

Arthur Chrenkoff takes a look, calls recently-communist Albania a better ally than France or Germany, and wonders, "Why can't they make more countries like that?"


Anonymous said...

I think the quality, rather than the quantity of your allies is something that is very important to look at. Most of the eastern european nations, who know what totalitarianism is, have been staunch allies of our efforts in Iraq.

Vaclav Havel and Lech Wallessa are a couple of my personal heros and their support of the war certainly helped confirm to me that the cause was just.  

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