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By the way, this seems to be following Bush's playbook: "there is a dire problem, the EU must act now, here is urgent legislation to achieve these ambitious objectives". In reality, the objectives hide a different agenda, and if you oppose the legislation because of its actual, likely "unintended" consequences, you'll be accused of opposing the stated ambitious and urgent objectives.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 11th, 2007 at 06:51:27 AM EST
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It's like watching people on drugs.

"There's a problem!"

"Yeah man - hey - yeah - you're right. A problem. I totally get that."

"The house is burning down!"

"Burning down? What? Oh - yeah. Bad. Very bad."

"We must do something!"

"Yeah - do something - right. How about - I know - let's say here's the answer. And we'll pray to this statue of Adam Smith. That always works. Right? Solved. Cool. Yeah. Hey... What were we talking about just now?"

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Jan 11th, 2007 at 09:18:38 AM EST
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Stop blaming poor Adam Smith. It's hardly his fault that these eejits can't read more than a few quotes from his works.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Jan 11th, 2007 at 09:20:11 AM EST
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"It's the statue, man. The statue."
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Jan 11th, 2007 at 10:58:08 AM EST
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Sometimes reading ET is like watching people on drugs.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 11th, 2007 at 02:24:52 PM EST
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Sometimes?
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Jan 11th, 2007 at 07:40:34 PM EST
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