Saturday, February 23, 2002

Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

The blogs are full of over-the-top examples of European carping about the Bush Administration. Many of these items are culled from leftish European media outlets. I assume that most European political leaders, looking for an "easy appease" of difficult constituencies, are directing their comments about US "unilateralism" at local markets. A little US bashing, after all, can go a long way and no one in the US much cares.

The New York Times has a different take. The editors there view alleged US "unilateralism" as a looming crisis and dispatch a senior correspondent to marshall the case. He comes back with every cliche, including (you really can't make this stuff up) a Kipling poem.