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Philip Stephens has a fluff opinion piece on the Europe-US alliance, Merkel's relationship with the US and how the security of the "American homeland" is going to be the "first, second and third" priority of any incoming US President, just as it is Bush's. He also opines:
And, for all the genuine clashes of strategic culture, the mutuality of interests and values between America and Europe far outweighs the differences.
Of course, he doesn't explain what those mutual interests are, or how they are specially shared with the US rather than Russia or China or whoever. That's a given.
The conclusion of this paragraph is that "the security of the American homeland" is a key European value. Go figure.

"It's the statue, man, The Statue."
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Apr 27th, 2007 at 04:52:05 AM EST

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