The headline for a story from the ever impartial Reuters on the current controversy on the other side of the Atlantic reads as follows:
“Britain splits Europe with Iraq war cry.”
Leaving aside the fact that Reuters describes the letter signed by the eight leaders, including such people as Vaclav Havel, as a “war cry”, it’s interesting to see that it is Britain that is described as ’splitting’ Europe. If anyone did any ’splitting’ here, it was Schroeder and Chirac. As is now traditional with Reuters, the piece also includes a reference to al Qaeda as the organization ‘blamed’ for the 9/11 attacks.