It’s rare that I can second the foreign policy wisdom of NRO’s Corner, but I fully endorse Mark Krikorian’s take on the coming expansion of NATO:

Croatia and Albania are going to join NATO. So now an attack on Albania will be an act of war against the United States. Can someone explain to me how this is in our national interest? I have three sons myself, and I can’t spare any of them to die defending one pissant Balkan dump against another pissant Balkan dump. Call me a red, but NATO’s clearly outlived its purpose and needs to go the way of SEATO and CENTO.

I’ll go even further and suggest that leaving NATO is about twenty years over due.