europe has a proven record of failed negotiations and conflict manangement. in fact, it failed to solve any serious conflict in europe or elsewhere and had to rely on the us. yet, they are full of optimism and 'fresh' ideas and are very offended when others don't follow them.
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from the article: French, Spanish FMs: Lieberman violated every rule of diplomacy