Somehow the posting function on the latest thread is all messed up.
Here's my comment, maybe you can put it where it belongs and delete this post...
"The US would have been much better off had industry been shifted to the Americas than China. We have the absurd situation of US capital having helped build China and the Chinese have leveraged that to purchase materials in the Americas, increasing US material costs and establishing a social foothold in areas that we ignore."
That's one that never made sense to me since day one.
Nixon was obsessed w/Russia as we were in Wilson's War in Afghanistan.
Kissinger was, and is in love with the intricacies of the Chinese Mind.
Both efforts creating a much more challenging World in terms of the interests of the United States of America.