Europe Must Fight Its Own Battles

I find it interesting that you would devote so much space to what the French think about the Bush Administration's foreign policy ("Why the Bushies make Europe nervous," Cover Story, Jan. 29). Europe has benefited from the previous Administration's obsession, in addition to ongoing leadership from U.S.-led NATO. America continues to fight Europe's wars while never getting anything but scorn in return. The simple fact is: Europe is less relevant to U.S. interests than are Asia and South America.

Europeans should be told to fight their own battles so the U.S. can address the growing threat from China. Until Europe can defend itself, its protest cries should go unanswered.

Mark Kraschel

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

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