Unrequited Love Explaining Germany's Infantile Crush on Obama

German schadenfreude knows no bounds, particularly when it comes to the United States. The country loves to feel superior to a superpower like America. Yet Germany also harbors a childish infatuation with Obama -- one which has little political grounding. The reasons are psychological.
Germany's Messiah boarding Air Force One.

Germany's Messiah boarding Air Force One.

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