During Obama’s remarks to France yesterday, the President claimed that, when it comes to Europe, America has been both “arrogant” and “dismissive.”
“[The United States has] failed to appreciate Europe‘s leading role in the world”, President Barack Obama said yesterday. … Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.”
So, in other words, because of our belief in American exceptionalism, we are, indeed, the problem certain UN members say we are. Now, to gain balance, Obama, did say that European nations have been very anti-American — for which he lays the blame squarely at our feet once again. But what really stands out here is to be found between the lines.
Obama, during the course of his speech, also promised that “America is changing ….” The message, loud and clear, is that rather than deriding our European neighbors and their absurdly socialist one-worlder “European Union”, the united states should recognize the “leadership” of that community.
Never mind that the entire world is undergoing economic meltdown — including the EU. Never mind that it is the United States — not the EU, and not the UN — that must impliment retribution when the United Nations fail to back up their own policies and sanctions.
No, what Obama makes plain here, and in his words to the G20, is that our country is, under his leadership, headed toward one-world government. And he, Obama, promises to be the bridge that takes us there.