Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Friday, October 04, 2002

Patten with his palm open for a handout.

The External Relations Commissioner Chris Patten called on the US to help the EU strengthen its defence and security systems so as to "be taken seriously as international actor" and act as "a counterpart – if not a counterweight – to the US" itself. Speaking in Chicago on Thursday, he said that the "US might do more" to encourage the EU develop a common foreign policy.

"We don't want to pay for a real military so the US should pay for us to build a military to counterbalance and rival theirs"

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