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Eurospeak contradictions

Victor Hanson, a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institute, describes “deep-seeded anti-Americanism and embarrassing contradictions” in European statements to the US:

  • “Cease militarizing the globe! See instead the world as an interconnected family of liberal societies that is trying to settle differences by reason — BUT stop trying to prevent us from selling hi-tech arms to big Communist China to threaten tiny democratic Taiwan.”
  • “Stop using force to solve problems! Listen to our diplomats. Promote international courts. The world no longer works according to your silly laws of military power and deterrence — BUT don't dare take any more American troops out of Germany.”
  • “Pay attention to the Muslim world! Hear us who have more experience with the Middle East. Try to incorporate, rather than isolate, the "other" — BUT stop telling us that we have to let Turkey into the EU.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/hanson/hanson200503040740.asp

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