Sep 14 12:22 PM US/Eastern
By WILLIAM J. KOLE
Associated Press Writer
Czechs feel betrayed, Poles irked, Romanians slighted. Ask them who's to blame, and the answer may come as a surprise: President Barack Obama.
George W. Bush fawned over Eastern Europe, and its leaders rushed to join his post-9/11 "coalition of the willing." Now many—officials and ordinary citizens alike—are grumbling over what they perceive as the Obama administration's neglect.
It's a startling shift in a region long accustomed to cozy ties with the United States.