Saturday, January 14, 2006

U.S. and Them

For lots of Europeans the idea of being complicit in the dirty deeds of the US/CIA is horrifying. Post-war European liberals have tried to think of themselves, with limited actual success, as multi-lateralist first resort pacifists who deal with international issues through dialogue and cooperation with other nations. With the end of the Cold War Tony Blair types have made the choice clear for much of European Social Democracy, do you now side with the imperialist camp or not? This latest incident will act as a sorting out of sorts. The "WAR ON TERRORISM" is creating real dilemmas for the liberals. Which side are you on?

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