Posted by Irishman on March 26, 2002 at 11:35:32:
In Reply to: Re: Opps I meant to write C.D.Gaulle not Irishman posted by john lennon on March 25, 2002 at 22:41:38:
I resent the fact that he as an American the keepers of the Worlds biggest killing machine tells me as a PROUD IRISHMAN & PROUD EUROPEAN, what I should and should not do regarding a European Army and at the same time advocate the American fighting machine, oh we saved you here and we saved you there, then dont form your own capable Pan-European force.
I trust the British, Germans, French, Irish etc. far more than I could ever trust Uncle Sam.
American-Irish dont like two things about the European Union above most, 1. That Europe is in many fields their only equal, in many more their only challenger and some their better. 2. They dont like the fact that dear ould Ireland will be taken over---A. What does it matter to them, they or their ancesters vamosed, its our country not yours, B. What Irish people didnt like about the U.K./British Empire was not the very idea, but the way we had no choice, with ther E.U. it is us making the decision and we like that, we have a voice to say YES---Masstricht, & a voice to say NO---Nice, we can help reform it to make it better if we say fit.
So I say ROCK ON THE EUROPEAN UNION, A.K.A. THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE, at least theres something us Yurpeans like about America, the model and that is all.