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Europe's Wishes Came True

The US only ever does anything in the world that serves itself. Please stop the b*****t please. You sat on your hands in the face of Hitler for 2 years while we Brits fought almost alone against evil, until you had to enter the war.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 3:33 PM
Do the words "Lend Lease" mean anything to you? How about "Lincoln Brigades"?
There were plenty of "us Yanks" making bullets, shooting, and getting shot before Pearl Harbor.

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...