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?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.
BREAN: Why not?
MOTSS: What have they done to us?
BREAN: What have they done for us?
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?"