Friday, September 02, 2005

In Eastern Europe, They Have More Important Things to Do Than Castigate Uncle Sam

While the French, in their incomparable lucidity and their unequalled courage and their clear vision, have decided to oppose the biggest threat to mankind (aka Uncle Sam) — the others being of no objective concern — it turns out that the Czechs and the Poles see things in a somewhat different light. In fact,
Janusz Onyszkiewicz, Poland's former defense minister and vice president of the European Parliament, said this week, "We want to Europeanize our foreign policy."
That means quite a different European policy than the one the French have in mind (oppose — sorry, contrast oneself with — Washington at every turn). No wonder the president of the sophisticated and the understanding and the tolerant and the solidaristic French said that the best thing the Eastern Europeans could do would be to shut up…

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