Время участия Европы в Иракском конфликте настало

Официальный конец оккупации Ирака Америкой и передача суверенитета иракскому правительству дает Европе шанс сыграть серьезную роль в определении будущего этой жизнелюбивой нации. Европейский союз должен выйти из боковых линий и перейти к действию как для обеспечения гарантий того, что переходное правительство проведет выборы и создаст жизнеспособное иракское государство, так и для сохранения своих собственных европейских интересов и ценностей в регионе.

Полный провал администрации Буша в отношении Иракской политики открыл Европе дверь для того, чтобы она предложила серьезное альтернативное видение Иракского будущего. Но что должны предложить европейские противники войны, убедившись в том, что подтвердились их худшие опасения?

Конечно, это искушение для Европы ничего не предлагать или ничего не делать, а просто ждать, когда иракский кризис сметет Джона Керри в Белый Дом, а Джорджа Буша назад в Техас. Но неудача Америки - и Ирака - препятствует европейским интересам. Политика "чем хуже, тем лучше" просто не приемлема: она отражает цинизм, за принятие которого справедливо критикуют американскую администрацию.

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