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America’s Interests In Europe Were Hurt

April 6, 2009

President Bush was at odds with most European Leaders. Bush challenged Europe, Mr Obama has chosen not to.

From Stratfor.com

The spin emerging from the meetings, echoed in most of the media, sought to portray the meetings as a success and as reflecting a re-emergence of trans-Atlantic unity.

The reality, however, is that the meetings ended in apparent unity because the United States accepted European unwillingness to compromise on key issues. U.S. President Barack Obama wanted the week to appear successful, and therefore backed off on key issues; the Europeans did the same.

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