EUROPE AND AMERICA….Yesterday I wrote:

Europe and America largely share a core set of values: democracy, capitalism, religious tolerance, and a dedication to civil liberties.

At the same time, apparently, eight European leaders were writing this:

The real bond between the U.S. and Europe is the values we share: democracy, individual freedom, human rights and the Rule of Law.

Hey, not bad! I’m in pretty good company! Of course, as Sun Tzu Files points out, there are 39 other European countries that didn’t sign this letter of support for American policy, but it still seems like a significant show of public support to me. It will surely put some pressure on the Germans and French, especially since the signatories included Britain, Spain, Italy, and Portugal, all of whom are large and longstanding members of the EU.