What in the world is all of this love and Obama-mania getting us?
Nothing, unless you think that love is enough to beat Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
"With Obama in office, it is increasingly clear that Europe’s reluctance to send more troops to the world’s trouble spots had less to do with President Bush’s “cowboy” ways than with voting populaces that are effectively pacifist."
OK. Let the Euros dwell in pacifism. Let them think that US boys will fight in Afghanistan with Canadian and UK help.
At some point, and it's getting closer, US public opinion will ask a simple question:
Why should we defend such an outrageous group of ingrates? After all, who liberated Paris in 1944? Was it French poets or US soldiers?
As they say: Call the UN the next time that Iran sends a missile over Paris!
P.S. Speaking of Obama-mania, Charles Krauthammer's Obama's Supine Diplomacy is frightening:
"The Biden prophecy has come to pass.
Our wacky veep, momentarily inspired, predicted in October that "it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama."
Biden probably had in mind an eve-of-the-apocalypse drama like the Cuban missile crisis. Instead, Obama's challenges have come in smaller bites.
Some are deliberate threats to U.S. interests, others mere probes to ascertain whether the new president has any spine."