Obama Is A Start

But, as his supporters like yours truly have long insisted, he is no panacea in foreign policy. Alex Massie questions the limits of a renewed US-European relationship:

It would be lovely to think that Obama can bring a new period of transatlantic harmony. But it just isn't the case that American interests are necessarily the same as European interests. The Security Card trumped everything during the Cold War but these are changed times. And there were, in any case, always more differences than seemed the case then too, these days they're much clearer to see.

(Hat tip: Clive Davis)