Tuesday, October 29, 2013

European View: Why the Spying Scandal is So Damaging to the US

Obama Doesn't Seem to Comprehend the Scale of the Damage

Karl-Theodor Zu Guttenberg observes:

There is probably nothing more destructive to friendly relations among democratic states than behavior by an ally that causes the other side to lose face at home. After all, it was Merkel who tried to calm the waters after the NSA scandal first hit Europe this summer. That is why the alleged US wiretapping of her cellphone is so damaging for her, both personally and politically.

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