War seems unnecessary to Europeans because they have been largely protected from it for 65 years by the west. War seems necessary to preserve critical values to Americans because they have born that burden of defending those who find it unnecessary.

The irony here – the Europeans love Obama because he reflects a European attitude that has been inculcated by the very American foreign policy that he proposes to change.

Former Senator Jack Danforth describes their attitude, “We will follow the U.S. provided¬† the U.S. doesn’t want to lead anywhere.” (see reference here)