Delo on Division in Europe Regarding Iraq

Ljubljana, 10 February - "The lights are going out all over Europe," said Edward Grey, British FM, when Great Britain and Germany went to war in 1914. These days, the lights are again going out all over Europe, even though there is no war or the war will be relatively far away, in Iraq, writes Monday's Delo, suggesting that the fading lights could be a metaphor for the deepest European division since WWII. France and Germany stand firm against military action in Iraq, Spain and Italy have backed the U.S., while Tony Blair's preferences are obvious. The small states are not important, especially the Central and Eastern European ones that U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld takes for new Europe. Nonsense, in fact, pretend ignorance, says Delo.

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