Spiegel is so cute when they blow a gasket:
Did neo-cons from the United States fund the campaign in Ireland to reject the Lisbon Treaty? Accusations to that effect are widespread -- particularly given the business contacts of a leading group in the "no" camp. Which is hugely absurd. Between non-Europeans who still want that one-phone-number and the ones who love the idea of Europe uniting itself to become non- competitively cobbled by pan-EUtopian social and techno-phobic legislation, I can’t imagine “those evil neocons”, shoeless and toothless dimwits as we all just know they are to oppose the EU actually becoming a nation and taking up some responsibilities once and for all.
The words were clear: "Europe has powerful enemies on the other side of the Atlantic, gifted with considerable financial means." The speaker was France's Europe Minister Jean-Pierre Jouyet, addressing a pro-European rally in Lyon at the weekend. He was putting the blame for the Irish rejection of the Lisbon Treaty on some surprising shoulders: neoconservatives in the United States. "The role of the American neocons was very important in the victory of the 'no,'" he said.
A voice of paranoia from old Europe? Perhaps. But the allegations are not exactly new. Those campaigning for a "yes" vote in the Irish referendum on June 12 had made similar suggestions in the run up to the vote."
How Dick Cheney managed to use mind control over 850k irish voter, of course, goes unexplained, but you know that Dick. You just don’t HAVE to explain. What comes as no surprise is that there are people in the divine continent given to Chavez-like periodic accusations of their imaginary enemy in order to flag their implausible view of their own infallibility. The very idea that any American Conservative would buy the veracity of the loony Irish notion that they were really neutral in the 20th century is even more laughable.
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