Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Now Berlusconi Steps Up
Again, it would be interesting to see whether there would be much enthusiasm on our side of the Atlantic for having a European leader play the role of mediator. Both Berlusconi and Sarkozy belong to the "engage Russia and keep talking" school, rather than the "isolate" approach one sees in eastern Europe and a stance it seems many in DC have greater affinity for.
So an Obama administration does have European partners who want to work with it--but whether their help is wanted may be another question altogether.