Ceding away our sovereignty - with the help of the left
I found this in today's "paper of record". The author was the US Ambassador (Clinton appointee) to France from 1997 to 2001. He feels that it would raise our stock with Europe if we were to completely do away with the death penalty.
"Outlawed by every member of the European Union, the death penalty was, and is, viewed in Europe as a throwback to the Middle Ages. When we require European support on security issues — Iran's nuclear program; the war in Iraq; North Korea's bomb; relations with China and Russia; the Middle East peace process — our job is made more difficult by the intensity of popular opposition in Europe to our policy."
Why is it when Europe wants us to bail them out of a jam (usually of their own making but I digress) they have to tie strings to our help? They wanted us to stay out of the negotiations with Iran and we did and now that Iran has gone nuclear it is all of a sudden our problem? I fully realize that, like it or not, we live in a "global community" but the global community will not guarantee our rights and as soon as we start running our country based on what "Europe wants" our sovereignty is gone!