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  1. I guess I could see the hypocracy better if we were talking about Croatia v. Bosnia instead of Croatia v. Turkey.  

  2. RE: NATO, that's with the US having their back too, so it is not as much of a burden for Europe.  It's not an internal worry.

  3. But other states that have already joined have not occupied a historically and culturally gray area between Europe and the Middle East.  The border that defines Europe, whether the idea of Europe or the political entity or the geographic entity, has historically been fluid.  That there should be debate about where to draw the line now seems pretty natural to me.  I don't doubt that there are racist people fighting against Turkey's admittance into the EU.  I just think you are not acknowldeging the significance of the decision.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire
by p------- on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 12:36:30 PM EST
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