Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Our Euros

The Euro elites don't want the unwashed masses of Europe to interfere with their plans for European integration and vision of what Europe will look like. They were bred and educated to lead and popular opinion is simply a hindrance to proper governing.

We have our own European elites right here in America, as the former chief of staff to Secretary Powell makes clear (via the Corner, I believe):

IN PRESIDENT BUSH'S first term, some of the most important decisions about U.S. national security — including vital decisions about postwar Iraq — were made by a secretive, little-known cabal. It was made up of a very small group of people led by Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Only a properly bred and educated person could possibly write this and feel genuine outrage.

Is Wilkerson actually saying that the elected VP and appointed SecDef, acting on the orders of the elected president, cannot make policy that the State Department bureaucracy feels is wrong?

Hey Wilkerson, let me clue you in on another secretive, little-known cabal. It's called the electoral college. Read up on it sometime. It might be illuminating for you.

On the other hand, since we have our own Euros right at home, I like to hope that in Europe we have people (out of power, to be sure) who share our views on defending the West. For this reason I cannot agree with Victor Hanson and his repeated calls to disengage from Europe and let them screw things up on their own. I have hopes that the American-Europeans will one day prevail.