American credibility has reached all time lows, as mounting revelations depict the U.S. attitude toward even allies as mistrusting. Commenting that this “serious transatlantic rift [comes] at a time when closer political, economic, and security cooperation between Europe and the United States is needed more than ever,” former German Minister of Defense Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg criticizes President Obama’s disconnected demeanor and emphasizes that the only option now is to issue an apology–an unlikely proposition in American politics. Find the full opinion article at Project Syndicate.

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