Just ran across this article from a news source often cited during the Bush years. Often running anti-administration screeds, if was a staple for posts from the left. 'Our allies' were criticizing the administrations refusal to work with others. Well guess what? It may be they are still staying on message: Obama's Mistakes: Chancellor Merkel Visits the Debt President - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International See, it's not the president, it's the 'stupid Americans.'