Sarkozy’s Opinion of Barack Obama

***Updated with Video***

I was watching Greta Van Susteren tonight when she brought Jack Kelly, a columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, on the show to talk about the rift that is growing between Nicolas Sarkozy and President Obama. Jack’s comments were very troubling. He noted that Sarkozy is greatly concerned about Obama’s leadership of the west. This is my transcription of his comments:

I have a friend, one friend who is close to Sarkozy and another who is a member of France’s external intelligence agency. And they both say that Sarkozy thinks that President Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical, so egotistical that no one can dent his naiveté. And that he is very worried about what that means for the west because the President of the United States is the leader of the free world and if the President of the United States isn’t going to lead the free world it isn’t going to be led.

Let the gravity of those comments soak in.

We’re dealing with a president who is so arrogant that he actually thinks he can mold the world into what he thinks it should be, which is totally divorced from reality, that those who really do understand the world can’t convince him that his view is dangerous and naive.

I was way off in my belief that President Obama would be a terrible president because he was ill prepared for the job. President Obama is far worse than I ever anticipated.

I’m going to try and find the video of Jack Kelly’s remarks.

Update: Thanks to Jeff Blogworthy for the link to the video:

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