NATO’s Chief Backs U.S. Views on Terrorism

Not all European leaders are spineless, Old Europe, Axis of Weavelers, it seems. The secretary general of NATO, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, a former Dutch foreign minister, said that there was a critical “perception gap” between Europe and the United States on the subject of global terror and that Europeans must move closer to the American view of the seriousness of the threat. Scheffer is a hawk, like George Robertson before him. On Monday, he criticised Germany’s Iraq stance saying it undermined NATO solidarity. The question is, does anybody care?

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