~Sigh~ I hate to sound like the "I know some stuff guy" But.
I did serve in the military as a civil affairs guy.
And I do work for the D.O.D. (Defensive Mapping Agency- look it up)
And I really have to go with Noobiegamerplayer.
Obama if nothing else has done a steller job in Foreigner relations. (Also gave military personnel / veterans, back allot of the stuff that the Late Bush Era Stripped away in the way of benefits and G.I.Bill stuff)
The E.U. And Iran are always sore spots for me.
I mean because really short of starting a war. (If I where C.A.C. I would have already started a air bombing campaigne of some of the stuff) What is Obama suppose to do. (Or the EU for that matter)
And really what would George W.Bush have done? Nothing. Jack.
Want proof. Look at the Russian Invasion of Geogria. The only time in his stay in the white house I might have been happy to have a "Cowboy" In office, and he drops the ball. Not even a single F-22 shooting down a Russian bomber. (Which where dropping bombs in basically the middle of populated cities. I know I inspected the bomb damage)
Now that being said, I'm not calming that I would make a good present.
As for the note of Obama getting the NPP for being something over then white. I don't think so, incase you haven't noticed, the rest of the world was not that impressed by the fact. (A good number of NPP winngers are not white) And a good number of world leaders are not white. Now that being said I agree the awarding of it was questionable. (Go look up other NPP, some of them are pretty iffy before then)
My only real Impression of EU politics that I have gotten over the years, is that the UK doesn't have as much say as they should. And that France has less then they Should. (Before anyone starts on the French thing, France is basically the Military Powerhouse in the UE, and has been the most powerful nation in Europe for most of European History. EVERYONE would have lost the Germans at the start of WWII. And did in fact the French army was pretty much destroyed in the opening days along with the UK's army, the reason they get called surrender monkeys is because the Vicci French then Helped the Germans after surrendering)
I am however very interested in EU polotics and Iran because of Turkey. (Soon to be member) Because really disptie what most people think, middle easy polotics is not really Iran vs US. It's really Iran vs Turkey. (And there allies) With China on Irans side, And EU/US on Turkeys side. Which really is why I think that Iran is acting up.
Because the EU is basically a Second US (If you look at military power, spending power, population and so on, with a little less of a impresive (Much less) Military might) So turkey with backing from the US/EU is basically unstoppable from a Iranian standpoint. Because really what are China / Russia going to do? (EU stops buying Russian Natural Gas/Oil, they go bankrupt very quickly) - (US stops buying Chinese goods and stops oil from getting to China, China has 200 million new unemployed and runs out of gas in 60 days)
Really the point to wanting Nukes is that it makes you basically uninvadiable. (See North Korea) And really dose anyone with a brain think they are going to hand a nuke over (Well mean to) To Terrorists so they can blow up Israel? If so.. Then you just think you have a brain, Because really...
#1: Nuke explodes in Israel. (One of three things happens)
#2a:Israel nukes the crap out of Iran. (Yes they have nukes, the best ones we could afford to lose)
#2b:China/Russia Abandon Iran, and a EU/US/Turkey Invasion of Turkey Happens.
#3c:France/UK/US/Israel nuke Iran.
Really it's like the line from the Avengers. There is NO WAY, that plays out well in a way that's good for Iran.
Back to the EU.
Basically it plays out to be that Germany is over represented. (Buy maybe.... 20%? Just making that number up)
France is under. (Maybe 10%)
UK is under. (Maybe 20%)