;You have to admit that Americans in one stroke were able to knock down the EU, NATO, Europe and the Middle Eastern region. As far as Europe is concerned, in just two or three weeks we will wake up with a terrible hangover. Maybe it’s happening right now. We’ve all realized that it’s easy to destroy something, harder to build it. So we’ve started to glue together the broken pieces. This will take place in connection with the reconstruction of Iraq. Europe still has a chance to draw a positive lesson from this catastrophe. In the face of the chasm that is the world economy there will need to be a greater European presence. If the world economy tanks, Americans will have a problem, because they will need to pay the gigantic costs of war.
Posted April 19, 2003