I don’t mean to suggest that the hawks have gotten everything right. Take Robert Kagan’s column in the WaPo today. Some of his advice makes sense. But I’m less persuaded by Kagan’s contention that we should “make amends in Europe.” He writes, “The European Union is still the dominant political institution in European society, and Blair is trying to knit back his own tattered relations with Europe. Punishing the rejectionist Europeans won’t help him.” But if the EU’s dominance is one of the reasons Europe’s behavior has been so unsatisfactory, perhaps better relations between Britain and (the rest of) the EU are not in America’s interests.