James Fallows praises Obama here. At the same conference Obama referred to the language of Austria as “Austrian”. Ouch. It didn’t look like a “casualism” either.
I was watching Hannity earlier and he managed to equate Obama’s reference to Greece with present-day Greece.
But Obama clearly didn’t choose Greece in its present-day form, but rather a time when Greece was exceptional – a very long time ago. And also a time when Britain was exceptional too – not so long ago.
But then, it is Hannity.
If you’re curious you can watch the full press conference.