"Too many Europeans still cherish the belief that they are close to an end to war, hunger, want, and meanness, ideals inseparable from a light work week, cradle to grave care, protection by an uncouth American military, and a steady supply of fertile, darker, unassimilated peoples to take out their trash and clean their toilets."
"In Europe's lack of capacity to airlift divisions to Afghanistan, bomb Irag from carrier taskforces, or present wayward regimes like Pakistan with ultimatums, frustrated Europeans put their faith, mistakenly or not, in international bodies like the United Nations and the International Criminal Court, while pretending not to notice that American power alone is what has permitted them to dream that they inhabit a global fairyland of reasonable people."
"American power made it possible for Europeans to believe that power was no longer important. And now, in the final irony, the fact that US military power has solved the European problem, especially the 'German problem', allows Europeans today, and Germans in particular, to believe that American military power, and the 'strategic culture' that has created and sustained it, is outdated and dangerous."
"Because Europe has neither the will nor the ability to guard its own paradise and keep it from being overun, spiritually as well as physically, by a world that has yet to accept the rule of 'moral consiousness', it has become dependant on America's willingness to use its military might to deter those around the world who still believe in power politics."If anybody else has to good quote along these lines, you can leave it in the comments section and I'm sure that Dana and I will give them a read.