Theater Of War


PROSECUTOR: Blair in the House of Commons, making the case against Saddam

For months it has felt as if Europeans and Americans are not so much close allies as different species. The historic bond of common cause, intensified by Sept. 11 — "We are all Americans now," Le Monde famously observed — has dissolved into incomprehension and distrust. President of Texas, the Europeans hiss about George W. Bush, who won't join Kyoto or the International Criminal Court or lean on Sharon to make a deal with Arafat — and seems hell-bent on reigniting a war his dad let fizzle too soon. Feckless Eurowimps, the Americans retort (when they bother to regard Europe at...

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