Tuesday, January 25, 2005

EUROPE - Thy Name is Cowardice: an article not written by Rummy, Condi or some neocon or other. It's by Matthias Dapfner, CEO of German publishing giant Axel Springer, and was published in the magazine Die Welt (hat tip: HispaLibertas):
And Bush, supported only by the Social Democrat Blair, acting on moral conviction, recognized the danger in the Islamic War against democracy. His place in history will have to be evaluated after a number of years have passed.
In the meantime, Europe sits back with charismatic self-confidence in the multicultural corner, instead of defending liberal society’s values and being an attractive center of power on the same playing field as the true great powers, America and China.
On the contrary - we Europeans present ourselves, in contrast to those “arrogant Americans", as the World Champions of “tolerance", which even (Germany’s Interior Minister) Otto Schily justifiably criticizes. Why? Because we’re so moral? I fear it’s more because we’re so materialistic, so devoid of a moral compass.