This photograph from the Washington Post says it all. It shows workers from Madame Tussaud's in Amsterdam hauling away the likeness of George w. while the wax sculpture of Obama appears to look on with a delightful, perhaps even approving smile.
The paper reports that Americans abroad are also feeling the love. Gone are the years of having to endure rebukes over Bush and Cheney and Iraq and so many other gaffes, they're now all being Obamafied:
As Micha Wyatt plans an inaugural bash at the Chicago Rib Shack in London, she is basking in the new warmth toward Americans overseas.
It's cool to be an American again, Wyatt said. "Finally! I'm tired of pretending I'm Canadian."
It's this sort of thing that goes a long way to dispelling the myth that critics of the Bush regime were anti-American. With rare exception that wasn't true. Even at the worst moments we knew that half of the American people believed the same things we did.