Thursday, June 5, 2008

Obama is Europe's dream candidate, but we may have to settle for McSame

We'd like the Democratic victor in charge but must still prepare for a hawkish McCain presidency, and advance our own agenda

Timothy Garton Ash
The Guardian, Thursday June 5 2008

"To say that Europeans will welcome President George Bush on his farewell visit to Europe next week would invite a charge of verb-abuse. Welcome is hardly the word. But they will be glad to see the back of him. His two terms have been a bad time for relations between Europe and the United States. The question now is how much better those relations will get under a President Barack Obama or John McCain. My guess is: with Obama, it will be very different and an exciting ride, but still not easy; with McCain, a little better than with Bush at the outset, but could rapidly get stormy again......."

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