EU Finally Backs Bush Efforts Vs.
J. Grant Swank, Jr.
US President George W. Bush has been at the front of world leadership
when it comes to upping democracy while at the same time warning killers
international to put down their weaponry.
At times, Mr. Bush has stood alone. At times, he’s been joined by a
few other nations. Now it appears that Mr. Bush’s position is catching
on for other countries are coming to realize that America cannot carry the
warning banners solo. There has to be a concerted effort from all freedom
nations in order to halt aggressive destructive forces.
Therefore, when the European Union waged verbal war against Iranian
nuclear build-up, it must have been particularly encouraging to the US
President. Finally, he’s hearing echoes from abroad. Finally there’s a
team effort developing rather than the US presence standing atop the
planet’s mountain range, giving forth warning signals pretty much by
There is a real danger out there. It’s lodged present-tense in both
North Korea and Iran. Mr. Bush and his administration have reiterated
America’s caution to both countries to put down their arms.
Personally I felt quite sad for the US leadership on days when the rest
of the free world seemed to slide on the US coattails, letting Mr. Bush
take the heat for warning vehemently or letting Mr. Bush carry through
with diplomatic language to appease.
Enough is enough, however, when it comes to riding coattails. Now other
liberty nations’ powers are getting the stark message that unless the
decent countries stand alongside one another with might that speaks
reality in-your-face, both North Korea and Iran could be on the doorsteps
of all our dwellings, intent to destroy.
Now we have British Prime Minister Tony Blair taking a lead part, a
position he is accustomed to when backing up Mr. Bush’s logic. Now he
continues to continue with European leadership chiming in. Thank you, Mr.
According to the Chicago Tribune’s Tom Hundley, "A showdown over
Iran's nuclear weapons program loomed Thursday after British Prime
Minister Tony Blair warned that he was prepared to refer the Islamic
republic to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions if it
proceeds with plans to resume uranium reprocessing.
"The Bush administration has long favored such sanctions.
"’We certainly will support referral to the U.N. Security
Council if Iran breaches its undertakings and obligations,’ Blair said
at his first news conference since his re-election to a third term last
Next the world heard from France and Germany. Those countries’
foreign ministers sent a "sharply worded letter to the Iranians"
stating forthrightly that Iran’s "attempt to restart its nuclear
program ‘would bring the negotiating process to an end.’"