http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20041022/ap_on_re_eu/wider_europe&cid=518&ncid=716 Maybe its just me but doesnt this kinda look like they are just trying to get the old role they had prior to the World Wars they lost when we saved them? How exactly is it a new role? seems silly to me. I honestly dont think the European Union will last. for one i think they are stupid for doing it the way they are doing. lets invite all the nations in and then sit down and try to write up a constitution. Brilliant people. I mean if France, Germany and the other early members were smart they would have sat down and constructed a constitution favorable to them and then let the other nations apply so they have no say in it. But then what am i saying, the French smart?