Greek plans for referendum underscore Obama limits (AP) – 1211th Edition

2 11 2011

FILE - In this July 24, 2008 file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., waves as he arrives at the Victory Column in Berlin. In 2009 President Barack Obama went to London for his first summit of the world’s top 20 economies as a global rock star — the U.S. president who as a candidate could command giant crowds in Denver or Berlin. This week he arrives in Cannes, France, for another G-20 summit with his star status on the wane, more like a key player in the band instead of the conductor. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong/File)AP – The surprise prospect of a Greek referendum on a European rescue plan illustrates President Barack Obama’s limited ability to push for a swift resolution to a eurozone crisis that could sweep across the Atlantic and threaten the U.S.’s fragile economic recovery.

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