Widening US-Europe 'Values Gap' ; President Bush Attends an EU Summit in Sweden Today. Europe and the US May Be Farther Apart Than in 50 Years
Peter Ford writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
Could Europe become the geopolitical equivalent of James Jeffords, the Vermont senator whose differences with Republicans led him to turn independent?
As President Bush pays his first official visit to Europe this week, he is having to tread carefully to keep trusted allies on board as he pursues his political goals.
His task is made harder by signs that Europe and the US are not merely at odds over missile defense, global warming, and a host of other topical issues. The foundations of a 50-year-old relationship may be shifting.
"The United States and Europe need each other less than they used to," says Ivo Daalder, senior fellow at the …
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