German government not thrilled with US surveillance program

So, is it a safe assumption that your surveillance program has jumped the shark when the Germans think you’re being a bit harsh? That seems to be the case according to Reuters, who is reporting that President Obama is having to soothe the nerves of our Teutonic allies. Apparently our friends in Germany  think that the level of snooping by the NSA is a bit much.

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama sought to allay concerns from German Chancellor Angela Merkel about reported U.S. spying on European allies on Wednesday, and they agreed to hold a high-level meeting on the subject in coming days.

This comes after a spate of recent reports indicating that Merkel was about as pleased with the situation as McKayla Maroney was with her silver medal.

Oh well, at least this should provide an appropriate forum for the use of the Chancellor’s new favorite word.

  • Patriot

    Somehow, the US delegation will know what the Germans are going to say before they come into the meeting room.

  • Ronald Green

    Another boo-boo by der Fuhrer, when we get done pissing every one of our allies off at us, then what? Oh wait, by then we’ll just be another backwater socialist crap hole anyway so, it won’t matter. raz-a-frazzin mumble mumble p.o.s.

  • twinx

    Angela getting “clarity” from Stasi Baracki? Riiiiiiiiight.

    • Jeremy

      Yeah we know Obummer is all about clarity right *snicker*

  • Chevypowered

    Just remember Europe. You want Mr. Peace, love and harmony like the mindless drones over here wanted him. He was the Anti-Bush. The man who would deal a death blow to American “cowboy diplomacy.”

    Now we all have Chavez on steroids.

    Yippee ki-yay!

    Don’t forget to pick up your share of the blame as you exit the meeting.

  • ObamaFail

    If Germany doesn’t respect our government spying on them, well then, they’re just a bunch of racists. – liberal logic

  • ObamaFail

    If Germany doesn’t respect our government spying on them, well then, they’re just a bunch of racists. – liberal logic

  • Conservativesniper

    Wed American citizens are not too pleased with their illegal spying. Get rid of Obama, he’s alienating ALL our allies!

  • dwsmokin

    Well, let’s see. Germany, as well as most of Europe, is unhappy with us. Egypt is obviously ticked at us, as is most of the Middle East-including our major ally there, Israel. North Korea, Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela don’t seem to be with the program either. We just finished a whirlwind tour of Africa where our President went out of his way to insult his hosts, and essentially be as condescending as possible. so, this guy is our “foreign policy” President? The man who would “heal the wounds”, and “bring us together”? Really? I’m just hoping the world-not just the US-can survive another 3 years with him at the helm. At the rate he’s going, there won’t be anything left but a a bunch of windmills & solar panels.

    • Hodor

      Smart money=practice your Dutch.

  • NRPax

    Somehow, I doubt that Germany isn’t conducting surveillance on us. But since our stuff got revealed, they get to be outraged.

  • MisterIncredible

    Aw boo hoo.

    It’s as plain as anyone can see that it’s not just the US that’s doing any spying.

  • AZWarrior

    Germany has not forgotten the hard lessons of the past like us. They know full well what eventually happens to huge amounts of personal information on citizens. The Gestapo and Stasi are very real pieces of history to that nation.