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December 21, 2004

Cowboy and Indians

Topics: International News

President George Bush, derided as a cowboy by those formerly known as European allies, apparently wears a white hat in the eyes of Indians (the non-Native American kind).

From Preston at Consternations comes this interesting post about our "Cowboy" president:

"While Europe continues to hold its nose at the decisive triumph of George W. Bush, the Indian establishment is quietly savoring the outcome of the recent elections in America," C. Raja Mohan writes from New Delhi.

"India and Europe, one might say, have traded places in the global arena. India, once nonaligned, used to be the first to throw stones at Washington on any issue during the Cold War; today, it sees America as a natural ally. Europe, on the other hand, now speaks the language of 'nonalignment,' and holds that nothing is ever right with U.S. foreign policy," said Mr. Mohan, professor of South Asian studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and author of "Crossing the Rubicon: The Shaping of India's New Foreign Policy."

Contnue reading at Consternations...

The dims (excuse me, I mean the Dems) have long been critical of the Bush administration for not seeking out global partners which in reality he seems to have little problem in doing so long as he deems it an appropriate issue for their(particular country) involvement. Here we see that he is cultivating relationships with foreign powers to which previous administrations have paid little attention. Preston points out that here President Bush is even viewing them as potential partners in the "management of the global order"?

Posted by Hyscience at December 21, 2004 4:11 PM

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