And here I thought that since the era of “cowboy diplomacy” was over, Obama and Co. were going to razzle dazzle European leaders and “heal” strained relationships. That’s what he, his supporters, and the mainstream media were bragging about last year. Apparently (and unsurprisingly), they were wrong:
It’s hard for me to work up much if any anger over President Obama’s failure to visit the Normandy on his recent European trip. My first thought when I saw this headline:
Memeorandum is bursting with links this evening from lefties and righties discussing yesterday’s story about Obama’s cancellation of a scheduled visit toÂ wounded US troops in Germany.Â Â I briefly noted in a post this morning that it sound like the apparent reason the visit was cancelled was because Obama found out he couldn’t make a photo op out of it.
A speech in front of thousands ofÂ smilingÂ Germans? Yes.Â Traveling to Paris for a pit stop on Friday?Â Still on. Â Visiting US military bases in Rammstein and Landstuhl? Cancelled.Â Ed Morrissey is following developments.
The German magazineÂ Spiegel Online has an interesting pieceÂ up that discusses Obama’s second and (supposedly final) choice for where he’ll make his big speech next week – the Victory Column – and how some German politicians are still unhappy with his choice, because of what the area symbolizes: