. . . or: "Obama lied, the environment died," according to Spiegel Online anyway:
"Barack Obama cast himself as a "citizen of the world" when he delivered his well-received campaign speech in Berlin in the summer of 2008. But the US president has now betrayed this claim. In his Berlin speech, he was dishonest with Europe. Since then, Obama has neglected the single most important issue for an American president who likes to imagine himself as a world citizen, namely, his country's addiction to fossil fuels and the risks of unchecked climate change. Health-care reform and other domestic issues were more important to him than global environmental threats. He was either unwilling or unable to convince skeptics in his own ranks and potential defectors from the ranks of the Republicans to support him, for example, by promising alternative investments as a compensation for states with large coal reserves." [Emphasis added].
Glad to see that our Europeans cousins are beginning to see through Obama's phony rhetoric. About time. To paraphrase Jeremiah Wright: "Obama's chicken's have come home to roost."