Well, the virulently anti-American German media has spoken:
Anyone who saw Barack Obama at Berlin’s SiegessÃ¤ule on Thursday could recognize that this man will become the 44th president of the United States. He is more than ambitious — he wants to lay claim to become the president of the world.
Is that what Americans are wanting to elect?Â Never say “politics ends at the water’s edge” anymore.Â An ostensibly American candidate for President campaigning overseas is nauseating.Â Pandering to the people who made the worst parts of the last century possible.
Europe is witnessing the 44th president of the United States during this trip. […]
Let’s allow ourselves to be warmed today, by this man at the Victory Column. Then we’ll take a further look.
Gerhard SpÃ¶rl is the chief editor of DER SPIEGEL’s foreign desk.
Yes, let’s “be warmed today”.Â Tonight the hot sex – tomorrow the AIDS test.
Nothing resonates with the foreign media like apologizing for us being a bunch of fuck-ups who mean well.
Yea, we suck but we try dammit.
Yea, our history is one of never quite living up to our creed but one of these days….
Don’t call him or Hobama bitter though.
A taxpayer funded Benetton campaign ad culminating in ditching a visit to US forces stationed in Germany.
Obama has â€œcancelled a planned short visit to the Rammstein and Landstuhl U.S. military bases in the southwest German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The visits were planned for Friday.â€
â€œBarack Obama will not be coming to us,â€ a spokesperson for the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl told Der Spiegel. â€œI don’t know why.â€
Updated – no visit because he would not be allowed to use it for a campaign stop.
Wouldn’t want to ruin the post-coital glow with a fawning European press corp that makes their US counterparts look like militant Birchers.
Count yourselves lucky, troops.Â The only way Obama could have gone out on a higher note would have been if he rolled a live grenade into your barracks and raised the UN flag over your base.