Obama says “In America there is a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world.” Well, maybe that’s because when there was a civil war in Europe’s doorstep in the Balkans, and genocide, it didn’t lift a finger until the Americans led. Maybe it’s because when there was an invasion of Kuwait it didn’t lift a finger until America led. Maybe it’s because with America spending over half a trillion a year, keeping open the ceilings in defending the world, Europe is spending pennies on defense. It’s hard to appreciate an entity’s leading role in the world when it’s been sucking on your tit for sixty years as Europe has [with] regard to the United States, parasitically.
It was a turn of phrase which I’m sure I will regret. Look – and then he goes on and he calls America arrogant, dismissive and derisive regarding Europe. Um…the London Telegraph correspondent in Strasbourg said that this was the most critical remark he’d ever seen a president give on foreign soil and I think he’s right. When Kennedy arrived in Paris he did not attack Eisenhauer and the United States. When Obama’s elected president he’s president of all of the United States including Americans who opposed him and he owes American history, including the past he may not have wanted to engage in. I think what he did in order to gain the admiration of the crowds, he denigrated his country in a way that I think is disgraceful.
Posted by: chronicler55 | April 4, 2009
Krauthammer also blasts Obama for “Arrogant” comment