Obama has turned out to be a real prince of a guy. On his first overseas trip he took to the podium and immediately took potshots at– his own country! Like many liberals, he still seems to believe that if he insults America and flatters and talks nice to the Europeans, they will come into Afghanistan and help out the U.S.A. I expect that he is in for a shock. Just as his squishy outreach to Tehran was met with derision, this prostration before the Europeans is going to get him nothing except some footprints on our country’s back.
Later, President Obama told an audience in Strasbourg that the US and Europe had allowed the alliance to drift in recent years.
He said the US had been “arrogant” and “dismissive” towards its allies, while there was “insidious” anti-Americanism in Europe. He said these attitudes had to change.
He prefaced those comments by saying that in America “there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the World.”
Actually, America had the leading role in the World before we elected this guy. Before he was elected, Obama claimed to believe in American exceptionalism. He has now announced to the world that he does not.