Sunday, March 29, 2009

Scrambling for New Excuses

In a way it is funny that the European elites got their wish with the replacement of the Bush presidency with the Obama presidency. The president's European trip won't find as much cheering:

President Barack Obama's first European trip could dampen his hopes that a new diplomatic style will convert once-reluctant allies into cooperative global partners.

From taking in Guantanamo Bay prisoners to sending more troops into Afghanistan's most difficult regions and spending their way out of economic crisis, European nations remain reticent about some of the toughest U.S. priorities.

I eagerly await the nuanced thinking that will allow the Europeans to continue to reject our requests for help.