Europe is not the problem that radical Islam is
Reader comment on: Romney Versus Europe
Submitted by Belladonna Rogers (United States), Dec 25, 2011 18:26
Of course the Editor is absolutely correct that Mr. Romney must be far more careful in his talking points and look beyond the campaign he is waging to the possibility that he may win not only the nomination but also the election at which point he will have to deal with the very region he has just slimed in the WSJ by saying "I believe Europe got it wrong.." Try gathering a coalition to do anything with loose lips like those. Very short-sighted, and shows the lack of wisdom of taking one's adviser's talking points and not asking oneself, "What will be the larger consequences of my saying what Arthur Brooks says.
OTOH, it is interesting to note that the Editor must reach back in recent British and European history to cite such figures as Thatcher, Walesa and the late Havel to find vibrant examples of how free-market-friendly our NATO allies are.
But he is 100% on the money, as usual, with his clear observation that the great divide in the coming decades will not be between the slumping, Euro-challenged EU members and the United States, but rather between the West and radical Islam. A look at the horror that was perpetrated upon 30 Nigerian Catholics as they attended Christmas Day Mass only to be burned to death by the local equivalent of the Taliban is more than enough to make that all too clear:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-nigeria-blasttre7bo030-20111225,0,3569932.story
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
That is a horror. I've been telling myself that radical Islam is something of a spent force, but that may be wishful thinking.
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