If Bush does nothing, it's a sign of American selfishness. If Bush does something, then "Attitudes within Europe hardened on Friday as some politicians and activists accused Mr Bush of trying to wreck next week’s summit ..."
European G8 countries are systematically capable of summoning up unlimited amounts of bravery when it involves risk-free America bashing.
"A comment by Mr Bush to German media that Ms Merkel “will be pleased” with his proposals, which run counter to her own, was seen as provocative."
First they are provoked (looks like they are taking a lexical cue from their own disaffected youth population). Next thing you know, they'll be carrying on like victims.