Excerpt from National Review
By George Will
To gauge the opportunism and hypocrisy that define Donald Trump’s Republican party, consider this: Imagine the scalding rhetoric that would have boiled from the likes of Newt Gingrich, that Metternich of many green rooms, if Hillary Clinton had offhandedly undermined the collective-security architecture of U.S. foreign policy since NATO was created in 1949.
Vladimir Putin’s regime is saturating Europe with anti-Americanism, buying print and broadcast media, pliable journalists, and other opinion leaders, and funding fringe political parties, think tanks, and cultural institutions. (Putin is again following Hitler’s playbook; read Alan Furst’s historical novel Mission to Paris, set in pre-war France.) Putin is etching with acid a picture of America as ignorant, narcissistic, and, especially, unreliable. Trump validates every component of this indictment . . .