Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Europe's Coming Round to War

It was only a couple of days ago when I said that when it came down to anything that mattered that Europe would support a war with Iraq. Sure they would scowl for the benefit of a domestic audience but in the end they would obey orders. Now within days France has come round to attacking Iraq.

Expect Germany to find some way to come round to war if Schroeder wins on anti-war rhetoric. They will only come round to war if it makes a difference (as with France's UN veto suddenly becoming more important to the war effort) but if it does make a difference they will come around. The scowling will only continue as long as there is no material effect.

So if one thinks that this war will stop Blair becoming president of the EU (as I thought it would) think again. Blair will remain as Europhile as ever.


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