This week we are beginning to hear the outcry from the rest of the world. Foreign leaders smell the president's weakness and they can't wait to exploit it. For all his talk about opening a discussion with Iran, President Obama has only drawn the scorn of the rest of the world. The Czech's, thriving economy that they have, blasted his proposal for not attending to the interests of the rest of the world. It is apparently too one sided. They sense that he is a president who will do a lot to appease other countries and they want a piece of the action.
The US has been blamed for the world wide financial crisis, even though the rest of the world was only too happy to go along for the ride on the way up. Subprime lending spread across Europe with lightening speed, with no thought as to its consequences. It may have started in the United States, but it was quickly adopted by the rest of the world as a way to create the great society and, Oh yeah, to make a buck. Now the Europeans are asking that we do more to help their Socialist economies recover.
This begs the question: When did Uncle Sam become the paternal figure for the rest of the world?
The United States of America should focus on its own recovery. We can worry about Czechkoslovakia when it becomes the 51st state!