April 3, 2007

Whither the European Union?

Carroll Andrew Morse

Today’s Projo editorial on the uncertain future of the European Union isn’t terrible, but its focus on economics obscures the real source of EU weakness that has been painfully demonstrated by the ongoing situation between Great Britain and Iraq.

In case you’ve forgotten (and you probably have, given the EU’s weak reaction), the 15 British sailors being held hostage by the Iranian government are citizens of the EU, as well as being British subjects. In spite of this, the EU has made no serious moves to use its considerable economic muscle in the Middle East to come to the aid of those who are supposedly are its own people.

If the EU doesn't think that its citizens are worth vigorously defending, for how long will those citizens think that the EU is worth vigorously defending?

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Imagine what the EU would be like if Cheney/Bush/Rove were in charge.
The Three Stooges, did such a fine job in Iraq

Posted by: Earl at April 3, 2007 11:55 PM

Imagine the strength of the force the terrorists would face if the EU stood tall and fully supported the United States.

Posted by: SeanO at April 4, 2007 9:14 AM

Horatio Nelson(of Trafalgar fame) is turning over in his grave...and by the way... Sir Winston is the one waking him up! Shame on the Brits...BRING BACK THE ROYAL NAVY!

Posted by: Ray C. at April 4, 2007 1:52 PM
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