<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Will we lose our allies?

Friday, October 01, 2004

Will we lose our allies?

In his column in today's NY Times, Paul Krugman predicted that if Bush gets "a second term" (not "re-elected," because one must be elected in order to be re-elected), we will soon have no democracies left among our allies--including Britain. Indeed, an article in today's Washington Post quotes Emma Burnell of the Fabian Society, a venerable Labor Party research group, as saying that Britons are longing for a "Love Actually" moment, referring to the scene in last year's romantic comedy in which the British prime minister (played by Hugh Grant) dresses down an arrogant American president (Billy Bob Thornton) at a news conference. And Pauline Neville-Jones, a former chairman of the British government's top-secret Joint Intelligence Committee, is worried that the alliance between Britain and the U.S. won't survive, because "There is a wide perception this is an America we don't particularly like."

Same here, Ms. Jones, same here.



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