The political elites in Europe mean to have their way despite the will of the pople. The people voted down the EU constitution but that won't stop the Europpeasers. They will circumvent what the people want with the imposition of the Lisbon Treaty. They sugarcoat the cyanide pill and tell the people to eat up. Thank G-d John Bolton gives a rat's ass about them. He went over there. He explained. Let's hope the good folks listen.
The Lisbon Treaty poses a threat to Nato and undermines democracy by handing more power to Brussels, a former senior advisor to President George W Bush has warned.
John Bolton, a former US ambassador to the UN who served under Ronald Reagan and George Bush senior, said the new Treaty could hurt the military alliance between Europe and the US.
He was speaking only days before Ireland hold a referendum on the EU Treaty, the only member country to do so, with the latest polls showing the Yes campaign slightly ahead.
But an Irish vote No on Thursday will mean the Treaty, which abolishes dozens of national vetoes and creates the new post of EU president, cannot come into force in any of the 27 member states.
I like the sweater.... very 'father knows best.'
Mr Bolton has previously warned the deal threatens Britain's special relationship with the United States and yesterday said he would not understand the Irish giving "more powers to bureaucrats."
He added: "The only people you elect have a very limited role and I think this treaty will further enhance the power of institutions in Brussels without extending democratic authority to people."
Speaking before he delivered a speech on transatlantic relations at University College, Dublin, Mr Bolton warned the Treaty could "undercut" Nato, something that would be a "huge mistake".
He argued that if the EU has its own military capability, people will think Nato is redundant and Europe "can take care of their own defence".
The latest referendum opinion poll, published by the Sunday Business Post yesterday, indicated a tight contest with the Yes vote at 42 per cent compared to 39 per cent for the No campaign.
The result is a blow for those opposed to the Treaty Â a similar poll conducted on Friday gave them a five-point lead Â but the overall trend is a surging No vote.
Gordon Brown has said Britain will not get a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, although the House of Lords will vote on this decision this week.
But Stuart Wheeler, the millionaire businessman and major Conservative donor, will today (mon) begin a High Court challenge, attempting to force the Prime Minister to call a public vote.
Previously at Atlas: Atlas Shrugs: LISBON TREATY: END OF NATIONS, RISE OF STATISM