Speaking in accented but clear English, Prodi said that "the conflict of civilizations must be tackled with knowledge and cooperation" as well as with security policies. Europe in general and Italy specifically share U.S. concern about jihadist terrorism, he noted, adding:FEAR. COWARDICE. The WASH POST CONTINUES:
"Public opinion in Europe is not anti-American," even though there are many protests and negative comments about U.S. policy. What motivates the protests and negativism "is maybe fear, deep fear, the idea that we are so close to this area of fire. . . . After all, it was fear that guided us against the war in Iraq, and it is fear that guides us against terrorism as well."
American and British troops undertake nearly all the combat duties while other partners look for less risky roles or just depart.The socialist appeasers of Europe - like Zapatero and Schroeder and Prodi - who look for less dangerous roles in the GWOT are pitiful ingrates.
The USA and the UK are carrying the burden here EXACTLY AS WE DID IN WW2 and the Cold War. WHY"! Because we are less motivated by fear than by duty, honor, pride, faith, and a strong sense justice. God Bless Our Troops.