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Foreign press: All Obama, all the time

It is not only the American media that is in love with Barack Obama.
Toby Harnden, U.S. editor of the (London) Daily Telegraph, told Politico today that so adored is Obama by European elites that it’s almost as if Obama had been “designed by a committee of Europeans” with the goal of creating their ideal American presidential candidate.
“The German press, looking from Berlin, behaves as if the election of Obama is a foregone conclusion,” added Josef Joffe, editor of the German paper Die Zeit. “He’s being celebrated like a victorious Roman general who comes back from the conquest of Gaul or something.”
Meanwhile, the (London) Daily Telegraph reports that Obama has the support of a third of the Conservative Party members of Parliament.
Here is a Reuters photo from earlier today of their chosen candidate, with arch terrorist the late Yasser Arafat looking on.

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.


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