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Tropical_Man 68M
6573 posts
12/22/2007 7:42 am
Socialism and America

OPORTO, Portugal (Reuters) - European Socialists promised on Thursday to work to rebuild Europe’s strategic alliance with the United States now that the Democrats control Congress after last month’s elections.

Socialist leaders attending a meeting of the European Socialist Party pledged that with the Democrats on the rise, strong ties could be renewed with the United States after years of cool relations with Republican President George W. Bush.

Howard Dean, chairman of the national committee of the U.S. Democratic Party, is attending the two-day conference together with the leaders of leftist governments of several countries and party leaders from across Europe.

“We are not anti-American, we want the real America, your America,” former Danish Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, president of the European Socialist Party, said in remarks directed at Dean.

Whatever “our” America is according to the Socialists?

“Europe needs an America that is back on track,” said Portuguese Socialist Prime Minister Jose Socrates, whose country is hosting the meeting.

“We need, today more than ever, to reinforce and renew the strategic alliance between the United States and Europe,” Socrates said. “We know that a stronger Democratic Party is key for this to happen.”

Socialists, or centre-left governments, currently hold or share power in just over half of Europe.

Many European governments, not just Socialist ones, have above all been angered by Bush’s war in Iraq and what has been seen as the U.S. failure to work with allies in international affairs.

They expressed hopes after last month’s election for a new era of open dialogue on a more equal footing with Washington and the Bush administration during the final two years of his presidency.

Socrates said Dean’s Democrats “should know that they can count on European Socialists” for support.

Now we know why Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry et al. kiss up to all the socialist dictators around the world.

Wise Up....Socialism is just a softer word for communism. What do communists have to say about Christianity?

Sweethoney2007 64F
6565 posts
12/23/2007 1:20 pm

Wise Up....Socialism is just a softer word for communism

Wow, you really need to get an education...actually there is quite a bit of difference ...

Isaiah 42:8 " I am the Lord; that is my name! And My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to graven images."