How do you snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? It's not easy. It requires attention to detail and a focus on the prize at the end of the journey.
Despite the unassailable fact that Europe was enamored of Barack Obama while he was running for US President, they don't feel the same way about him or his coterie of misfits these days. The world for Europe has grown steadily more dangerous with the rise of the Muslims that they once embraced in their midst and an ambitious Russia - emboldened by tepid and timid American leadership.