My point is, why do you have to throw Bush under the bus everywhere you go? Bush has never said a bad word about Obama. I don't remember him dogging Clinton, either.
Why not just say "America and Europe have worked together beautifully in the past, and we look forward to doing so in the future."????? If you're secure in your own skin, you'll know that Europe realizes you aren't George W. Bush right off the bat.
Don't say "we have a bunch of people who hate you and you have a bunch of people who hate us". We have been arrogant, but please, please, please like us now.
To be honest, many European countries have deserved to be viewed negatively by the United States.
No he didn't, he just got his party to do it for him. Look at his race to Governor of Texas, (with an open mind I might add). He has never had a clean race, has always trashed his opposing candidate, but never had direct knowledge. Plausible deniability. That's a mafia term by the way...