Monday, October 17, 2005
The European commission is warning that if a deal cannot be reached at a meeting in Tunisia next month the internet will split apart.
The discrepancy between the two stories is concisely explained by a comment on Wretchard's blog:
The most extraordinary thing about this kerfuffle was the way the press in Europe reported on the 'pressure' the US was under on this issue, and how it was going to be 'forced' to give way following various votes. I noticed that they gave zero details on how this 'pressure' would apply, or how the 'force' operated. Now it turns out the whole scenario was just wishful thinking. [Emphasis added]