And I revel in the fact that Europe's national language will soon be Arabic. (Update: I really don't. This is called sarcasm.)
Do they really believe that when Democrats take over, the West will cease facing an existential threat in the form of Islamofascism or Islamism (depending on the word of the moment)? Or will they gloat all they way to the guillotine of their own making?
"There is less White House in America now and a little less America in the world," Dominique Moisi, special councillor at the French Institute of International Relations, told Reuters news service.Even cutting off their noses economically doesn't concern Europe:
Trade talks may sour
Observers also worried that trade negotiations currently underway between the US and the European Union could take a hit, post-election.
"The democratic Congress would probably be marginally more protectionist than the current one and this would not bode well for the current negotiations in the WTO framework, considering in particular that the 'fast track' mandate for the Bush administration for striking a deal expires in July 2007," the European Policy Center's Missiroli said.
Bush's "fast track" negotiating power allows him to authorize trade deals.
Who cares about the economy slowing further in Europe the favorite scapegoat is weakened? Let's keep our priorities straight here!
It so interesting to see the European Nations turn into the Middle East. All their economic misery, immigration problems, pessimism gets externalized in the form of an American President--who they don't vote for, who has no control of their economic, social or foreign policy and who will be out of office sooner rather than later. Who will they blame then?