Europe on Trial
Blankley, Tony, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
In one of the stranger efforts at serious journalism, The Washington Post this week headlined its story on President Bush's departure for Europe: "Tax Cut Strategy Goes to Europe." In The Post's lexicon, this is not a compliment. The burden of the article was that just as Mr. Bush had bullied his way to the conservative, partisan tax cut he wanted in Congress, so he intends to place unilateral demands on Europe.
In this reading of events, a rudely trodden upon Europe will play the part of poor, abused Sen. Jim Jeffords. Thus Mr. Bush will rue the day he tries to have his way with Europe on missile defense, the Kyoto treaty, etc. Just as Mr. Bush was paid back by Mr. Jeffords with the loss of the Senate, Mr. Bush's unilateralism in Europe will be bought, writes …
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Publication information: Article title: Europe on Trial. Contributors: Blankley, Tony - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 13, 2001. Page number: 19. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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