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Kerry’s Europe

James Lileks has an op-ed entitled, "Europeans love Kerry’s nuance." Soon into reading it, you will see that it is not a pro-Kerry article; I love this paragraph: "On another level, though, Kerry’s remark sounds pathetically naive. Why does he think the Unnamed Foreign Leaders like him best - because they have America’s best interests at heart? They want to mire the United States in the tarpit of the United Nations again, and Kerry looks like the man to wade right in.

Europe can’t fight its way out of a paper bag, because it spends half its money propping up its paper bag industry, and the other half on bureaucracies regulating the strength and thickness of paper bags. Europe can only be the equal of American power with the willing cooperation of a president who stays up late at night wondering whether chain-smoking leftists in cafes on another continent might greet his next state visit with giant mocking puppets."
  

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