Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Bush the multilateralist

I heard John Bruton on the radio this morning claim that, ever since his reelection President Bush has worked more closely with the EU than any of his predecessors had. I don't necessarily think this is a good thing and, maybe, it's somewhat self-serving – 'look what a good job I'm doing as EU Ambassador to the US' – but still it was pretty shocking to hear that on the radio. I had thought Bill Clinton was the great multilateralist.

The LA Times recommends that President Bush should visit the World Cup to boost his imgage in Europe. Somehow I doubt that will have a big effect.