Reuters is reporting that the US will block further spending on NATO’s new headquarters in Brussels because of a Belgian law that gives Belgian courts the power to try foreigners for ‘human rights crimes’ regardless of whether those crimes have any connection with Belgium. Donald Rumsfeld is quoted as saying that “It would obviously not be easy for US officials…to come to Belgium for meetings. Therefore our position is that it would not make much sense to build a new headquarters if they can’t come here for meetings”.
Quite right. Warsaw, I’m sure, would be more than pleased to fill the gap.