Today, the Europeans are frustrated that America won't make a decision on Afghanistan, according to Der Spiegel:
There is no doubt that hardly a day passes in Europe without criticism of US policy. This has become a trans-Atlantic ritual. But despite this ritual, Europeans are still looking for one thing from the White House: leadership.
We're waiting, Mr. President.
Huh. Relish those three sentences. European criticism of America doesn't much depend on who is in the White House. And Europe needs America to make a decision before the Europeans will do anything.
Again, huh. I guess they'll always be waiting for us to do something or to stop doing something. When they lack the military power to control their own destiny beyond their borders, they'll always complain about America who they rely upon to keep them safe in their giant EuroDisneyland world of soft power and social spending.