Europe Asks, "What Have You Done For Me Lately?"
Friday, March 04, 2005
Gerard Baker (Times UK) answers...
What have the Americans ever done for us? Liberated 50 million people...
I can’t help but think of that scene as I watch the contortions of the anti-American hordes in Britain, Europe and even in the US itself in response to the remarkable events that are unfolding in the real Middle East today.
Little more than three years after US forces, backed by their faithful British allies, set foot in Afghanistan, the entire historical dynamic of this blighted region has already shifted.
Ignoring, fortunately, the assault from clever world opinion on America’s motives, its credibility and its ambitions, the Bush Administration set out not only to eliminate immediate threats but also to remake the Middle East. In the last month, the pace of progress has accelerated, and from Beirut to Kabul...
It's a nice commentary, complete with Monty Python quotes...click on the title to check it out.
[Thanks to Elizabeth M. for the link.]