Blair was wrong saying at the Latvian summit that NATO’s credibility is on the line in Afghanistan. NATO was created to contain the communist threat and did that marvelously. NATO all but failed in the essentially police action in Yugoslavia and during peacekeeping operations. NATO cannot succeed fighting guerrillas in the Afghan mountains.

Vietnam did not discredit the US army, and Afghanistan won’t discredit NATO. Both were created for large-scale total wars. The best sledgehammer cannot be used to make even the worst furniture.

NATO is a thing of the past, and would better be honorably discharged.