Skip to comments.World leaders welcome Obama win
Posted on 11/06/2012 11:26:13 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Leaders across the world have congratulated US President Barack Obama on winning a second term.
In Canberra, Prime Minister Julia Gillard offered Australia's congratulations to Obama after he triumphed over Republican challenger Mitt Romney to win a second four-year term.
Gillard said she looked forward to continuing to work with the Obama administration.
"On behalf of the government and people of Australia, I offer warm congratulations to President Barack Obama on his re-election and wish him every success for his second term in office," she said in a statement on Wednesday.
"Australia has worked closely with President Obama and his administration over the past four years.
"I look forward to continuing this friendship."
British Prime Minister David Cameron said he was looking forward to working again with his "friend".
"Warm congratulations to my friend @BarackObama," Cameron wrote on his Twitter account. "Look forward to continuing to work together."
Europe will find it easier to work with a re-elected US president than with a new leader in Washington, the head of the Eurogroup of finance ministers said on Wednesday.
Jean-Claude Juncker, who is also the prime minister of Luxembourg, told journalists in Singapore that "it's always easier to establish a closer work relationship with a US president when he's starting his second mandate".
Juncker was speaking shortly before President Barack Obama emerged as the winner of the bitterly contested election.
"During his first mandate, the president normally is focusing on turbulent domestic issues. The second mandate, US presidents normally are rediscovering the entireness of the European identity, and we need for the US and for Europe to be close, to work closely together," Juncker added.
European Union President Herman Van Rompuy on Wednesday expressed joy at Barack Obama's re-election to the White House.
"Very happy about the reelection of President Obama," Van Rompuy wrote in Dutch on his Twitter account.
German Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere predicted there would be "no changes" in German-American relations. The Christian Democratic Union politician is one of the biggest experts on trans-Atlantic relationships in the cabinet.
De Maiziere also predicts no change in the relationship between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president, who have both worked well together and share mutual consideration and respect. Merkel was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year.
There have been some strains between the two, however. The slight of Merkel forbidding Obama to appear in front of the Brandenburg Gate during his first presidential campaign, in 2008, has not been forgotten. He hasn't visited Berlin since.
In Ramallah, the Palestinian Authority said on Wednesday it hoped that Obama's second term would see an end to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
"We hope his second term will be a term for peace, stability and democracy during which the two-state solution will be implemented and Israel will withdraw to the 1967 borders," Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat told Voice of Palestine Radio.
"Our decision remains to go to the UN and we hope Obama will stand by this Palestinian right and on the side of the two-state solution."
The US and Israel oppose the Palestinian bid to become a non-member observer state at the United Nations.
Sure they welcome it, because it means more room (and even cooperation) to expand their twisted agendas.
“Very happy about the reelection of President Obama,” Van Rompuy wrote in Dutch on his Twitter account.
YOU are a f^cking commie POS, Herman. I sincerely hope fascist nationalists do overthrow European governments just so I can watch you being dragged into the streets.
Cameron and Gillars. Cut from the same cloth. Traitors to the growing Islamic caliphate.
Pro Forma BS.
What else can they do?
Fascists are not nationalist by definition. Remember that once Mussolini got into power, he declared the Roman Empire as having been revived.
To be sure, if fascists gain control of the EU, they would put the unrepentant lefties to the swordamong too many other innocents. But van Rompuy might pull some strings to save his behind . . .
Putin wet himself.
They love that America is brought down to their level.
I know, which is why I specified. I’m speaking of the violent backlash we see with Golden Dawn and Jobbik. Those guys don’t mince words, and as Europe continues the flatline, the stronger they grow. They have made clear their final goal is justice in blood. Herman is beyond words..... he deserves whatever fate befalls him.