Sunday, February 20, 2005

A Nobel Peace Prize for Condi?

Okay, I didn't write it, but there are some from the left coast who suggest she could be a good recipient.

I was looking for ideas about how to repair our relationship with our European brothers and sisters.

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Going into the lion's den of France earlier this month, Rice spoke of the need for "an even stronger partnership based on common opportunities" and laid out the threats both countries face — terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, regional conflicts, failed states and organized crime. Over the last four years, we have lost ground in combating these threats. If she and her boss succeed in restoring America's place as a persuader, not just enforcer, dramatic progress is possible.

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Oddly, there is an op-ed piece in the NYTimes - the right coast's paper that entertains some ideas:

There are several articles written by Europeans - of whom, we don't really pay much attention to in our own jingoistic fashion - which we might do well to head.

Titles are:

No New Wars
By ELFRIEDE JELINEK

Give a Little
By BONO

Be True
By STEFAN HRIB

Rogue Dollar
By ROBERT SKIDELSKY

A U.N. Seat for Europe
By CONSTANZE STELZENM√úLLER

All for One
By GIANNI RIOTTA

NATO for Everyone
By GUILLAUME PARMENTIER

Listen Up
By TARIQ RAMADAN

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