Long Island - It's been likened to Captain Jean-Luc Picard's Redemption directive of non-involvement in Klingon High Council secret ops to oust a tricky Romulan impostor.
This weekend a cabal of Dem oil and gas tycoons meeting at The Hamptons' very own Ten Forward - a.k.a. The Slippery Eel cocktail bar - praised NATO's decades of non-interference that culminated in the Party's darkest hour. [Surely, since Bill Clinton? - 'Ed']
The policy led to the 2008 election of Barack Hussain Obama - a fictitious fantasy character created straight from the George Herbert Bush finishing school of rotters, cads and other undesirables.
And rooted Bush Sr's genome deep in Democrat bloodlines at a time when such toxic political chromosome make-up was routinely ridiculed as wingnut conspiracy theory.
Commenting on this weekend's summit the head barman at The Slippery Eel said patron confidentiality was uppermost in his mind as he declined to release personal details of the Big Oil moguls he'd been serving all night.
"Let's just say their idea of petty cash has Standard & Poor's salivating," Sagaponack mixologist Joey Barr chuckled into his freshly squeezed breakfast orange juice, "at the prospect of a new AAAAA+ classification, heheh."
Of course rumors persisted for many years about this fabled Dem group's combined wealth, conservatively estimated as exceeding several trillion dollars.
"Yeah, it meant sexing up 'lightweights' Warren Buffet and Bill Gates," Barr added, "mostly via fiction-peddling sites like the That's Rich! List.
"That Carlos Slim profile [circa $68.8 billion] has to be the kingmaker group's crowning moment.
"Nice to know these megabuxers have a sense of the absurd in their humor agenda!"
The price of Brent Crude remains a most attractive $113.03 p/b.