Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Open New Chapter Across Atlantic

Open New Chapter in Our Alliance, Rice in Paris Urges Europe- U.S. Department Of State

Concluding her trip around Europe and the Middle East, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice chose to deliver her key policy speech in Paris.

The will to mend fences couldn't be more explicit.

"History will judge us not by our old disagreements, but byu our new achievements."

"If we make the pursuit of global freedom the organizing principle of the 21st century, we will achieve historic global advances for justice and prosperity, for liberty and peace."

"All that we seek to achieve in the world requires that America and Europe remain close partners."

"America has everything to gain from having a stronger Europe as a partner in building a safer and better world."

The speech as a whole, and the Q & A session that followed, is well worth reading.