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Europe's Wishes Came True

pow1000 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 5:30 PM
It all depends on the leaders, And right now we cannot trust out leaders. 0bama and his Chicago Machine are the worst ever. Another point in Germany and Europe in general you have to show I.D. to vote. It would be unthinkable otherwise. My friends laughed and at first didnt believe me when I was there. Yes, we are the laughingstock of Europe. Do you really believe this was a honest election?

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...