President Barack Obama on Friday at a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron convinced me whether or not the British should stay in the European Union. The vote is on June 23. On Friday our president also penned a column in the Daily Telegraph, Britain’s equivalent of the Washington Times and the Wall Street Journal. Both at his press conference and in his column Mr. Obama argued that Britain should not vote to leave the EU. The British should stay in Europe.
Until Mr. Obama marshaled his case, I was uncertain as to what our British allies should do. Now I know. After reading his column and listening to his press conference the answer became clear. Britain should opt out of the EU. Once again President Obama’s reasoning made the case inescapable. Once again he was wrong and arrogantly wrong.