Just because the Red Sox broke my heart , I'm using this sugary excerpt from a German's newspaper reaction to Obama's words on Europe and its euro crisis as a bandage for my deep wound:
The fact that Barack Obama, who is a brilliant thinker, knows full well that things are much more complicated in reality does not help. Indeed, it does the opposite. In the desperate battle for his re-election he'd rather construct myths, such as claiming that the Europeans alone are responsible for the American mess. Not only is this fundamentally wrong, but -- coming as it does from a friend -- it's downright pitiful and sad.