May 9th, 2010
08:59 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama 'very concerned' about Greece's economic crisis

Washington (CNN) - President Obama is "very concerned" about Greece's economic crisis, sees mounting threats against the United States from non-state actors and wants to resolve the dispute with Russia over adoptions, he said in an interview released Saturday by the White House.

"I am very concerned about what's happening in Europe," Obama told the Russian television station Channel Rossiya in the wide-ranging interview, responding to a question about the Greek economic crisis.

"But I think it is an issue that the Europeans recognize is very serious," he said. "Greece is taking some very difficult measures - at least they've put forward a plan that calls for difficult measures."

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  1. Kent in CA

    We should all be concerned about what is happening in Greece. It is a preview of our own impending disaster. Anyone who does not see the relevence should read Frank Rich's column in today's NYT.
    We have to either raise taxes or stop spending. There are no other choices. The Tooth Fairy is dead.

    May 9, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  2. diridi

    watch India currency too...lot of manipulation...too...let dollar stay strong...

    May 9, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  3. ib

    Obama cares more about Europe than he does the US. His out of controll spending will lead us into what is going on in Greece. Maybe that's what he is worried about. If so it's time to get his hand of out the cookie jar and stop the insane spending he continues to do.

    May 9, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  4. aliceinflorida9

    Oh, I feel so much safer now – Obozo is on the case!!!!!!

    In about 3 weeks, he might come up with a plan of action! (I mean, it only took him six weeks to come up with his own initials as a name for his dog! 11 days to respond to the oil spill crisis, etc., etc.) At least he's consistent! It takes him FOREVER to respond to both the trivial and the important!

    2012 can't come soon enough!

    May 9, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  5. aliceinflorida9

    I'm sure the idiot will act decisively ..... once he has finished playing golf and campaigning, that is......We have to say this much about Obozo! He has his priorities straight....! God help us all!

    May 9, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  6. Glenn Koons

    Oh me oh my. This hopelessly inept socialist pacifist in the WH is concerned once more. He should be. He and his Chavez like mentality are driving the USA into a Greek and Venezuelan situation. His Dem minions in Congress should be boiled in oil for their bailouts, stimulus baloney that did not work, cutting the Bush tax cuts, and increasing spending to levels that have outdone all 43 Presidents before him. CNN and MSNBC bow to him. I abhor him and his policies. It cannot be too soon till Nov. to oust his socialist allies. What a horror this Admin. has become and the lemmings who elected him and his should be ashamed.

    May 9, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  7. Steve from California

    Obama needs to call for difficult measures in our country as well.

    May 9, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  8. Brenda

    I didn't read the entire article...........Did Obobo use his favorite line........which is "I will not rest until"...........

    The November elections cannot get here fast enough--when the power/control will be taken away from Obobo, Piglosi, Reid and the rest of the loony left liberal Democrats.

    May 9, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  9. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Americas problems stem's from worrying about other country's crap .

    May 9, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |