Mark Landler in today’s Times on the departure of US troops from Iraq:
‘The vice president spoke Thursday of his son, as well as to the 4,486 Americans who died in Iraq and whom he called “fallen angels.” Many others, he added, bear scars from their experience.
“We owe you,” Mr. Biden said, his voice thick with emotion. “We owe you.”’
No European politician would dare to call fallen soldiers “fallen angels”.
Perhaps politicians should put more trust in sentiment. Perhaps politicians in Europe should say: “The euro is an angel.”