Saturday, July 28, 2018

An Easy “Victory”

Imagine my beloved Dallas Cowboys calling a press conference to declare themselves the winner of the next Super Bowl, just because their former quarterback, Tony Romo, had purchased season tickets!  That’s no more ridiculous than declaring victory in our trade war with Europe, just because they agreed to work toward “zero tariffs.”

Facing an imminent 25% tariff on cars exported from Europe to the United States, the EU bought precious time by allowing our President a photo opportunity to declare victory, simply by agreeing to talk more.  They will use that time to build economic protections from an unpredictable negotiating partner.  It is no more meaningful than buying season tickets to watch future games.

“Victory” means more when history agrees . . .