Friday, June 05, 2009

Germans are confused about Obama

A new poll reports:
An amazingly high 89% of Germans trusted Obama to do the right thing regarding world affairs.

The German public does disapprove, by 37% to 54%, of Obama's escalation of the war in Afghanistan, and by 52% to 42%, favors immediately ending Germany's participation in that war.
The survey is contradictory. It says that Germans trust Obama to do the right thing, but they don't agree with what he has actually done. So what are they trusting him for? Is this trust just talk, or can it be measured somehow? If they really trust him in world affairs, why don't they trust him in Afghanistan?

They appear to suffer from some sort of Obama derangement syndrome. They say they support him, but they don't actually support what he is doing.

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