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Europe's Wishes Came True

Context Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 7:16 AM
We would like to be able to laugh at the irony...but the reality of seeing our wy of life destroyed by the good intentions of liberals is just too painful.
GodSaveUSA Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:15 AM
Yes, it is SAD to see our country going down the tubes, like SLOW DEATH....

Almost a decade ago, Europeans and many progressive Americans were lamenting how the United States was going to miss out on the 21st-century paradigm symbolized by the robust European Union. Neanderthal Americans were importing ever more oil while waging a costly "war on terror" and fighting two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our budget deficit in 2003 hit $374 billion.

The EU avoided foreign conflicts and embraced soft power. Its declining military budgets and centralized transnational government ensured that it could address global warming and fund ever-expanding entitlements. Even the poorer Mediterranean nations reached new heights of prosperity. The Greek economy...