Are US Leaders Really Incompetent ... Or Just Pretending? … pretending

I left the thread title as I was thought this could be a thread for all supposed incompetence related actions by politicians and economists including what happening in Europe. It’s a question I have constantly asked myself through the whole crash, particualrly when you look at Europes response to the crisis so far. Worthy of discussion. Can you change the title back so it’s not sandboxed to just the US?