President Bush is in Romania (where I was born) for a meeting with NATO allies, and he is calling for NATO expansion. More specifically – he is trying to convince the other allies that Georgia and Ukraine should be allowed to join. There is opposition both inside and outside. The most vocal opponent – not surprisingly – is Russia. Other countries (e.g. Germany) also seem to be against this expansion – for “the sake of balance.”
In my opinion – Bush is right. The Cold War is over – and the expansion is not a threat to Russia. At least – it is not an offensive threat. The only “threat” is defensive. What do I mean by that?