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Europe's Wishes Came True

eddie again Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:56 AM
thinking a few people in DC know what is best for everyone else in a country of 300 million plus citizens is insane. wait a minute, that is exactly what those few people in DC and the people who elected them think.

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...