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the president might fairly ask Mr Brown what he has to to offer. Thus far Britain has seen the special relationship as setting it apart from the rest of Europe. The reverse should be true. Why should the US take the lead in forging a new global compact, Mr Obama could justly say, when a fractured Europe is bending to the siren voices of economic nationalism? If Britain wants to be heard in the White House, surely it must show it has real clout in Europe. Now there is something for Mr Brown to think about during the long flight home.

Philip Stephens



In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Mar 2nd, 2009 at 05:22:20 PM EST
Actually, for the US, it's tactically just as effective in keeping Europe from presenting a unified front against one policy or other Washington wants to put out there.

Would Iraq have been invaded had the unanimous voice from Moscow to London told Cheney/Rumsfeld/Wolfowitz to cool their jets?

"It Can't Be Just About Us"
--Frank Schnittger, ETian Extraordinaire

by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Mon Mar 2nd, 2009 at 08:49:40 PM EST
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