Sunday, July 20, 2008

Unfortunately, karma does not easily cross the Atlantic

Upon her liberation, Betancourt offered profuse thanks to God and the Virgin Mary, to her supporters and the media, to France and Colombia and just about everybody else
writes Charles Krauthammer as he discusses a "Europe luxuriat[ing] in soft power", a "Europe specializ[ing] in providing haven for those fleeing the evil that Europe does nothing about", and the "Solemn condemnations [that] have been issued from every forum of soft-power fecklessness — the EU, the U.N., the G-8 foreign ministers". Returning to Ingrid Betancourt's "profuse thanks to … just about everybody else", he adds:
As of this writing, none to the United States.