"The U.S. couldn't even get rid of Saddam Hussein. And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad. They'll be killing each other again in less than a year. I'm sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits"
- Bill Gates
About this Quote
This quote by Bill Gates is a criticism of the European Union (EU). He is indicating that the EU is not a strong or linked enough entity to be able to complete anything significant, such as removing Saddam Hussein from power. He is also implying that the EU is a passing craze, and that the nations within it will certainly quickly be at probabilities with each other once again. Finally, he expresses his irritation with the EU's tendency to make use of legal actions as a type of control, which he sees as a type of fascism. This quote mirrors Gates' point of view that the EU is not a strong sufficient entity to be able to achieve anything significant, which its reliance on suits is oppressive.