James P. Rubin, a former assistant secretary of state in the Bill Clinton administration apparently think “Angela Merkel is the real leader of the free world”.
Rubin wrote a piece in Politico on Thursday.In the article he dubbed German Chancellor Angela Merkel the “leader of the free world,” largely for her role in taking in Middle Eastern migrants.
“The German chancellor is the only leader in Europe who even has a plausible claim to moral leadership. As a victim of Soviet communism, Merkel was always going to be listened to carefully on the question of morality. And given her longevity she was always going to be respected. But it was her unexpected decision to accept some 1 million refugees that established her moral credentials, especially since no other political leader has taken such a political risk”.
Rubin, Then praised Merkel for her role as the West’s central global leader in imposing sanctions on Russia.
What he doesn’t seem to remember is that his own party leader President Obama was perhaps the main global leader in imposing sanctions on Russia.