Barack Alone

Posted by John Rosenthal

Back in the day, the mainstream news media used to revel in the political misfortunes of the European leaders that had supported George W. Bush and “his” Iraq war. Oddly enough, however, when the leading lights of the Franco-German opposition to the war went down to electoral defeat or bowed out without a fight, this was not a story. As consequence of the crushing defeat of Frank-Walter Steinmeier in last month’s German elections, the last vestige of the Franco-German “axis of peace” will now be leaving the halls of European power. But by a bizarre historical irony, the politics of the “axis of peace” continue to lead a sort of shadow existence… in Washington.

See my new article on Pajamas Media here.

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