Article copyLadies and gentlemen, for your viewing pleasure, here's a hand picked quote of the Frontpage Magazine interview of Richard Perle and David Frum by Jamie Glazov, last week.
Just in case you missed it as I did.
Frum: Europe is not an enemy - but the United States has enemies within Europe, and they are trying to transform the EU into an adversarial power bloc against the United States. It's precisely because Richard and I value the North Atlantic alliance that we are trying to alert Americans to the potential threat that the wrong kind of EU could pose. We have to rally our friends within Europe. We have to raise their awareness of the sinister intentions of this French government - and to make it clear to them that they can't have it both ways: that following the French lead will have the most serious consequences for the Western alliance.I'm afraid the French hostility towards the United States started a few decades before Chirac (remember Arch-Swindler Mitterrand?), but it's probably just a detail. Read the whole thing anyway, as there is much more to it than this (rejoicing) grabbing at the gaggle of Gauls.
FP: Mr. Perle, what exactly is Frances problem? Why do the French prefer to get into bed with monsters rather than side with us against the forces of tyranny? There is some kind of dark pathology here. Could you give us a little insight into the mindset of the French in this context?
Perle: When the issue is put properly and the facts are clear I believe most Frenchmen will come down on the same side as us. But often the facts are not clear. On Iraq, the French press was an abomination, rife with distortion on almost every element of the issue. Anyone reading the French press or watching French television would have concluded that we were acting out of base motives (mostly oil) and without regard for the hundreds of thousands of innocents who would perish in a long bloody war at the end of which the Middle East would be aflame. The current French government, under Chirac and Villepain (sic), believes that it can build Europe as a ғcounterweight to the United States. It loathes and fears the emergence of the United States as the sole superpower and seeks to diminish our standing and influence in the world. So it inclines toward opposition to any enterprise that we lead.
Many thanks to F.G. however, for his precious continued sending of selected news and articles. It would have been a pity to miss that.
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