Once again, the NYT‘s Thomas Friedman hits the nail on the head in his analysis of the reflexive anti-American reactions of many European elites. A representative quotation: “It’s not that there are no serious arguments to be made against war in Iraq. There are plenty. It’s just that so much of what one hears coming from German Chancellor Gerhard SchrÃƒ¶der and French President Jacques Chirac are not serious arguments. They are station identification.” Quite.