Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Everyone's hour

Wretchard over at Belmont Club outlines recent developments among our old allies, including Canada, the EU (Old Europe), and France who are coming around on giving assistance in Iraq:
If there is something a little unseemly about the sudden cooperativeness of recently truculent friends, President Bush is making light of it. He has grown, in the best way, beyond the need to gloat. The dangers facing the world have not yet abated, but are starting to be recognized by allies who were hitherto too fearful or uncertain to look upon them. "This is not victory of a party or of any class." It is everyone's hour.
The link is to a speech by Winston Churchill to V-E ("Victory in Europe") Day crowds. The successful elections were obviously a watershed. The tipping point. "Friends at first are friends again at last."

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