President Obama’s trip to Europe has wrapped up and the reviews and starting to come in. I expect I’ll be digesting those over the next few days but let’s start with this piece from The Washington Post in which they ask the following question:
In his overseas trip, President Obama was determined to show that he was the un-Bush, compromising and conciliatory, drawing no lines in the sand. As a new leader who is being closely watched and tested, should he have grabbed an opportunity during that same trip to demonstrate his toughness, showing his saber as well as his smile?
They have assembled an expert panel including Michael Maccoby, Gen. Monty Meigs (Ret.), Warren Bennis, and Gail S. Williams to examine how President Obama represented the U.S. on his first turn as statesman on the world stage. How do you think President Obama did in Europe?