Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
April 4, 2003
WAR: England and France

As much as it will be important to decide what type of relationship the U.S. will have with Continental Europe after the war, it seems obvious that this is first of all Tony Blair's problem. The US-France alliance is not critical to either party. But the Anglo-French alliance is hugely important to both (and the recent defacing of a WWI monument was a much deeper blow to the Brits, who lost a generation defending French soil in that war). In that sense, it's the British we need to work with to build a strategy for keeping the US-UK-Spain-Italy-Denmark-Eastern Europe coalition together after the war and bringing Germany and Turkey back to the fold, and isolating the French & Belgians, as the first step to bring them at least partially in line with our interests.

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