We would like to think that this is a joke. Sadly, the French media is reporting as true that Barack Obama sent a letter to the President of France pledging support and friendship. His actual words were
"I am certain that we will be able to work together, in the coming four years, in a spirit of peace and friendship to build a safer world."
There's just one problem: he sent it to the wrong guy. That's right. Barack Obama sent the letter to the former President of France, not the present President.
And Nicholas Sarkozy is not amused.*
As my wife said, we no longer have to worry that Obama is the anti-Christ — he's too incompetent. But let's still withhold judgment on the teleprompter.
*Let's say that Barack Obama knew he was communicating with the former President of France. He still hacked off the present President who has a lot of bad blood with the old guy. Burning bridges with an ally? I thought that's what he accused Bush of doing.