The Right Coast

March 30, 2004
European Offensive
By Maimon Schwarzschild

Mark Steyn has it right, as usual, on Europe (specifically Germany). Meantime, Sen. Joe Biden, who is maddeningly inconsistent but who occasionally talks straight and sensibly, says some of the right things to the Euro envoys in Washington. (Biden, when it comes to action, not words, is almost always a generic Democrat. But he does have an occasional independent train of thought, so long as he is just thinking out loud. The Senate would be a more interesting place, at least, if there were more like him.) Finally, a propos America's European allies, read Kenneth Timmerman's book on Chiraq if you haven't already.