It appears that the new ambassador from the United States, Mr. Barber, earned his new position by fund raising for the current President. I am sorry. Iceland deserves much better. In fact, there are Icelandic-American politicians in our own area that would connect more effectively, I am sure.
The current Mayor of Everett, Washington (almost the same population as Reykjavík), is 100 percent Icelandic heritage and makes it known that he, the Hon. Ray Steffanson, is NOT a Norsk og Svensk or Dane, even :). He is a Democrat, but probably didn‘t raise enough funds for the 2012 Presidential election.
I do hope Mr. Barber is not just a political hack and serves effectively until such time a better choice can be made.
Rev. Jack Richards, Everett, WA