Obama is in chronic denial. The Middle East poll about approval for US policy is lower than when he took office.<quoted text>
Obama is too ignorant to know the terrorist thugs respect one thing and one thing only: power
They don't want to be his friend, they want him dead. Given half a chance they would kill him.
They were burning Obama in effigy during the riots in the middle East. They don't like the US and the only solution is to make them fear us or make it worth their time to try get along with US. Russia knows full well how to hold your enemies close.