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In Brussels we know why the US wants to expose Iraq. It's to expose EU divisions on foreign policy.

By Manneken Pis   March 2003

New Europe strikes back Why are the Americans so keen to attack Iraq? Is it oil? Israel? An uncontrollable urge to kick ass after 9/11? Here in Brussels, we think we know the answer. They are trying to humble the European Union by exposing its divisions and the emptiness of its ambitions to have a united foreign policy. The letter signed by Britain, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Portugal, Poland, the Czechs and Hungary-expressing solidarity with the US-was certainly a nasty blow to the Franco-German axis; and meant as such. It also exposed the EU’s pretensions to a common foreign and security…

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