Thursday, September 04, 2003

Irish neutrality at "grave risk"

I'm not a fan of neutrality. I believe Ireland would be better served and more honest by being in NATO. If Norway, Finland and Denmark can manage to be in NATO, I don't see why Ireland can't.

However, even if I believed in NATO, I would not agree that allowing the US to transfer soldiers and arms through Shannon is a risk to neutrality -- AS LONG AS that facility is open to all who want to avail of it at the going rate under the same regulations. The Irish Examiner doesn't see it that way (yesterday's editorial).