McCain spokesperson Tucker Bounds is calling the Germans listening to Barack Obama “fawning Germans”. See McCain Camp Slams Obama on Troops and “Fawning” Foreigners – Yahoo! News.
Rather they listened carefully to Obama’s speech which is evidence of his understanding that the U.S. needs to partner with other countries to face the challenges ahead. Therefore treating them with respect is a pure necessity in the very interest for his own country. It is also the best way to serve the U.S. troops by winning other allies to share the load.
On the other side – after seven years of George W. Bush we are used to and tired of Republicans treating other nations and people with ignorance and disrespect. So all we do is just yawning for McCain.