Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, whose country holds the EU presidency, told DW-WORLD he was hopeful the peace process stood a chance provided the US invested more in it...
"I hope that we (the 25 EU members) can remain united and convince the Americans through our combined weight," he said. "We need to get away from the stereotype reaction that the Americans are on the side of the Israelis and the Europeans on the Palestinians. That really has to change."
Indeed it does. I have a suggestion for the Europeans. Start acting like you want Israel to survive.
If you added 25 more Luxembourgs the 'combined weight' wouldn't change an ounce. If Europe took your suggestion, however, they would instantly become a factor. I'm sure you're not asking them to weigh in on Israel's side, merely to stop being neutral on the question of Israel's survival.
Re: Luxembourg/the Duchy of Grand Fenwick
Wasn't this the topic of a Peter Seller's movie? I think it was called "The Mouse that Roared".
More pontification from the Euroweenies as they contemplate their navels for domestic consumption. If it can get an idiot like Schroeder reelected then the EU leaders will play this for all they can.
Sellers was hilarious in drag, maybe the EU leaders should try this out if they want more attention.