The EU is pursuing a policy of "dialog". What have they to show for it?
EU officials acknowledge they have little progress to show for six months of talks, other than an agreement to admit U.N. human rights monitors and a suspension of the public stoning to death of convicted adulteresses.The essential problem of the EUlite is that by accepting the tenets of transnational progressivism they have lost the ability (or perhaps even the desire) to prefer Western civilization over others and te capability of acting even if they did have preference. But we see the cynicism even here as even Reuters reports
"When we raise our concerns about human rights, weapons of mass destruction and support for terrorist groups opposed to the Middle East peace process, they talk softly but they have made few concessions," one EU official said.
Unlike over Iraq, Britain and France are on the same side for the moment in backing cautious engagement with Iran. Both also have oil investments in the country of 65 million people. Germany, Tehran's biggest Western trade partner, backs the dialogue policy more enthusiastically, as does Italy.What was that about money obsessed Americans?