Apparently, the fall of the Soviet Union is far enough in the rear view mirror that its time for another object lesson in the real effects of communism. It's incredible to me that any country would want to actually emulate Greece, but France seems hell-bent to do so. So all I can say is "way to go, France! Better you guys than us."
Apparently Obama is already cozying up with Francois Hollande. These two may be the socialist-corporatist answer to Reagan and Thatcher. It is interesting that Europe seems to produce an analog to the American President in each generation (or vice versa). Reagan-Thatcher, Clinton-Blair, now Obama-Hollande.