EU unites over fury at spying by the U.S.

Posted: October 25, 2013 at 3:07 a.m.

European leaders united in anger Thursday as they attended a summit overshadowed by reports of widespread U.S. spying on its allies — allegations German Chancellor Angela Merkel said had shattered trust in President Barack Obama’s administration and undermined the crucial trans-Atlantic relationship.

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Obama enjoyed support in the past from the European people and it's leaders early on with his rhetoric and promises of openness, transparency, and cooperation.

Now that his actions belie his words support in Europe has been replaced with distrust and rage. What the idealistic Obama fails to understand is that even the POTUS with the backing of the NSA cannot fool everyone for long.

Obama is not omnipotent. No one is. But he surely is weakening not only himself and the office of the presidency, but the USA more and more with each passing day and each new scandal. His demonstrated performance is disgraceful.

Posted by: jeffieboy

October 25, 2013 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )