15 July 2010

President Obama, you just don't send Europe flowers any more

Comes word today that EU president José Manuel Barroso believes that the relationship is not working. It's much like when your wife wants to "have a talk." Barroso thinks we "should do more together."

As Hugo Brady of the Centre for European Reform points out, "Obama was always overblown as a symbol because US foreign policy interests tend not to change."

Ladies, don't you know you are not supposed to marry a man thinking you can change him?

Do you remember those heady days of 2008, when the Obama team told us how he could heal our foreign ties, tattered by eight years of the arrogant, cowboy Bush? Remember how he was going to "push the reset button?"

I think he must have grabbed the wrong remote.

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