President Bush to Europe: Entertaining Tips and Serious Business
Chester over at The Adventures of Chester has an excellent post regarding President Bush's trip to Europe this week. It includes some links to interesting articles. One is quite amusing, with Denis Boyles of National Review offering up suggested "Talking Points" for the president to follow when addressing European leaders:
1. Get a job . . .
2. Clean up your mess . . .
3. Stop taking bribes . . .
4. Since you cant defend yourselves, get out of our way . . .(USMC_Vet's personal favorite, of course)
5. Knock off the eco-hypocrisy . . .
6. Start a No European Left Behind program . . .
7. Jacques, Gerhard, get a better campaign issue . . .
Also, a very serious look at the prospect of Europe nixing their Arms Embargo on China and how that opens the supply line to arming the PLA with precisely the weapons they need for modernization. Read Feeding the Dragon, Hurting the Alliance.
"The missing pieces of the PLA puzzle are exactly the sorts of command and control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems that the Europeans are getting ready to sell. These are the same technologies that make the U.S. military so effective, having been developed initially for NATO operations. Lifting the embargo would thus mean that, in a future flare-up with Beijing such as the cross-straits crisis over Taiwan in 1996 or Chinas 2001 downing of an American EP-3 surveillance aircraft, U.S. soldiers would find themselves going up against an adversary armed with NATO technology."
Not included within Chester's collection of items is this:
What is China doing with its $162 billion trade surplus with the U.S.?
Lev Navrozov knows more than you are likely going to want to know. We're still asleep.
For the rest of a very good collection of information concerning President Bush's trip to Europe, Go pay a visit to The Adventures of Chester and read The Adventures of Chester: Bush Goes to Europe.
You'll be glad you did.
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