Europe: A Continent of Chocolate Makers

Glad to see our diplomatic approach to our allies is as well-thought-out as ever:

The United States sneered at plans by four European countries to create an autonomous European military command headquarters near Brussels separate from NATO, referring to the idea’s proponents as “chocolate makers.”

In unusually blunt language that drew surprised gasps from reporters, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher scoffed at Belgium, France, Germany and Luxembourg for continuing to support the proposal that they first introduced at a mini-summit in April.

He described the April meeting as one between “four countries that got together and had a little bitty summit” and then referred to them collectively as “the chocolate makers.”

Good work, Rick! Yeah, France and Germany are sure insignificant little countries. Good thing we don’t need them to, say, bail us out in Iraq or anything.