NBC Frets: Nobel-Prize-Winning 'Rock Star' Obama Now 'Subject of Europe's Scorn'

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NBC Frets: Nobel-Prize-Winning 'Rock Star' Obama Now 'Subject of Europe's Scorn'

Post  fshnski on Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:21 pm

Showing more concern for President Obama's popularity than the national security implications of the latest leaks in the NSA spying scandal, on Monday's NBC Today, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell lamented:

"When he was a candidate, Barack Obama was a rock star in Europe. That was then, this is now. As Europe reacts angrily to news that the U.S. spied on 35 leaders..."

Moments later, Mitchell continued to worry:

"How did the man who won the Nobel Peace Prize just months into his presidency become the subject of Europe's scorn?"

She denounced the leaks, but not the spying itself:

"The White House can thank NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who's latest revelations have forced President Obama to apologize to France's President Hollande, Germany's Chancellor Merkel, as well as current and former leaders in Mexico, and Brazil's President Rousseff, who even cancelled a state visit to Washington she was so angry."

And while the NSA scandal is now also causing protests at home, with European allies, it could cost serious money. The European Union, America's largest trading partner, is threatening to cancel pending trade talks with the U.S.

MITCHELL: The administration and its defenders say most of the spying is legitimate for the protection of the U.S. and its allies.

REP. MIKE ROGERS [R-HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN]:

So a bad guy in Afghanistan can use networks in France or Germany or Great Britain or the United States and plan operations with somebody else who may be in Afghanistan. But you could still use all of those networks.

MITCHELL:

The NSA has issued an unusual denial of one British report that said President Obama had been told three years ago that the NSA was eavesdropping on Merkel's cell phone. But that is the only clear denial so far as the administration is now scrambling to answer angry allies without knowing just what Edward Snowden will leak next. Matt.

MATT LAUER:

Alright, Andrea Mitchell. Andrea, thank you very much.




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Post  News Hawk on Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:58 pm

fshnski wrote:"...Moments later, Mitchell continued to worry:

"How did the man who won the Nobel Peace Prize just months into his presidency become the subject of Europe's scorn?"

Obama "won" the prize?

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"...After a meeting with Mayor Kitty Piercy Thursday afternoon, Durant said the replacement plaque will be housed in a prominent and secure place — likely in the Eugene Public Library — at least until the end of the Presidency..."
http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/31039212-75/obama-park-plaque-durant-peace.html.csp


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