The last eight years haven’t been a rejection of America and its values, but a rejection of the policies and persona of George W. Bush. Barack Obama has already changed how others see America.
Obama wants more NATO troops in Afghanistan in order to finance tax cuts in the United States. German politicians see it quite differently.
German political leaders have criticized Barack Obama’s suggestion that more NATO participation in Afghanistan would allow the United States to cut taxes at home. “More [Read more]
This “anti-Americanism,” if we even want to call it that, was likewise a phenomenon of disenchanted love. It was as though George W. Bush and his gang, along with America’s conservatives, had hijacked our imaginary America.
Americans were already used to how the eloquent Democrat with the charming smile could attract tens of thousands of people like a rock star. What they saw on their television screens, however, shocked even them: a mostly German audience of 200,000 cheering him wildly.
If Barack Obama is elected to the office of president of the U.S., then it will be his duty to represent the interests of his country. Charisma will mean nothing.
What the progressive scene in America thinks of the Democratic presidential candidate
Barack Obama’s public appearance in Berlin has become a mega-event, thanks mostly to Angela Merkel, and all the bickering about the location for the holy deed. Now the entire world is watching, even though it’s not easy to [Read more]
Obama would very much like to forge the same kind of coalition of voters as Reagan. He wants to bring conservative working-class people back to the Democratic Party.
Obama’s speech in Berlin was an advertisement for the cooperative struggle against terrorism. For the German government, that’s a clear sign he expects more German participation.
The world is covered with victory columns like the beach is covered with sand. The reasons why Obama shouldn’t be allowed to speak [at the Victory Column] don’t hold water.
U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama will probably give a speech at the Victory Column during his Berlin visit. Now, members of the CDU and FDP are criticizing the choice: The Victory Column is a location with “unfortunate symbolism” due to its connection to the Nazi era.
Presidential candidate Barack [Read more]