February 25, 2003

Gerard and Jacques Dining in

Gerard and Jacques Dining in Berlin

At a restaurant called "Final Appeal." No, I am not making this up. Franco-German diplomacy is moving perilously close to the realm of clownish bufoonery.

Update: A NYT story has the name of the "tavern" as The Last Appeal contra the WaPo's Final Appeal. This story also has Schroder quoted with remarks concerning how old Europe is more reticent to go to war because of two world wars and a decade of Balkan conflict. Of course, it's the U.S. that (finally) dispatched Dick Holbrooke to pull off a Bosnia settlement at Dayton. The Europeans, after famously declaring that the "hour of Europe" had arrived, bungled any coherent approach to the Balkan crisis as they were riven by internal divisions. Sound familiar?

Posted by Gregory at February 25, 2003 11:02 AM
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