Thursday, February 24, 2005

"Wrong but right": catching up with history

The Belmont Club (by way of The American Future blog) quotes London's Guardian about Europe's attitude adjustment during the President's recent trip:
The transatlantic reconvergence, in other words, is for real. The problem is that its purpose remains both unstated and, even to those closest to the process, somewhat unclear.

Much of this is summed up in the current transitional fluidity over the politics of Iraq. The war was a reckless, provocative, dangerous, lawless piece of unilateral arrogance. But it has nevertheless brought forth a desirable outcome which would not have been achieved at all, or so quickly, by the means that the critics advocated, right though they were in most respects.
Cognitive dissonance, indeed. Maybe European pragmatism won't now hinder (and may help) the cause of freedom championed by President Bush.


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