There are two opposing powers attempting to bring peace to the Middle East. There is President George Bush’s Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative (BMI). And there is Javier Solana’s Barcelona Process for the EU. Read about it here.
Leaders of the world’s eight leading democracies meeting in Georgia have decided to created the world’s first global army.
Its problem is democracy. You see, according to those who wish to save the world from self-destruction — such as certain members of the Club of Rome — democratic forms of government must go. Why? Because they believe voters will never allow their elected officials to take the hard steps necessary.
According to the European Policy Forum based in London, the EU’s High Representative would be, in Britain’s view, the “dream” European Commission President.
A few days ago I wrote a commentary about a London-based think tank that called Javier Solana the UK’s “dream” Commission president. Read about it here. And if you recall, I said the truth may be Blair is afraid of Solana becoming the EU’s new, super foreign minister.
According to the EUobserver, Portuguese PM Jose Manuel Barroso has accepted the offer from the EU heads to become their next Commission president. Read about it here.
I suspect Javier Solana and I have something in common. We both would like to be the one on the receiving end of a phone call from former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.