Sarko Watch

Sarkozy Critiques Obama

Has President Obama’s European love-in engendered some resentment? French President Nicolas Sarkozy had unkind words for his American counterpart. “There are a certain number of things on which he has no position,” Sarkozy said. “And he is not always up to standard on decision-making and efficiency.” Sarkozy was apparently upset over media reports that said President Obama convinced President Hu of China to compromise with France over tax havens. Sarkozy claims he shamed Obama into action, saying “You were elected to build a new world. Tax havens are the embodiment of the old world.”