Something's very wrong when the Land of the Free is the envy of Europe for its "centralized government."
From Speigel Online's recent interview on Ukraine with Polish foreign minister Radek Sikoski:
SPIEGEL: Do you feel that Europe is making a weak impression in this crisis? While EU leaders continued to discuss the issue in Brussels, Washington was already imposing stronger sanctions.
Sikorski: The Americans have done even more -- by relocating F-15 and F-16 jets to Eastern Europe, for example. In contrast to Europe, the US has a centralized government. We should learn from the current crisis that European integration must also continue when it comes to security policy.
Sounds to me as if Sikorski is talking about more power for Brussels.