Some observers abroad see Obama's slowness to act as Russia and Iran being happy to see America humiliated by a closer association with the jihadists who are supposed to be its sworn enemy - the nature of asymmetrical warfare - and a worse danger.<quoted text>
LMAO. You know very well that you people would have been spitting nails(just as you are now) if Obama had taken any unilateral action against Syria. You are the warmongers....not Obama. He did the right thing....we do not need to be the leader of the world.
"But it remains the case that if you consciously lead from behind, as Mr. Obama wants to do, you sometimes cannot see where you are going."
Think that's the problem. He leads from behind domestically - Benghazi, IRS targeting, illegal DOJ confiscations - and can't see where he's going abroad either.
Domestically, he seems to think "if I do nothing, say nothing and pretend like nothing's wrong, it will go away and become easier to convince people it was all a phony."
Abroad, he seems to believe world leaders are as enamored with him as you and the liberal media are and would not do anything to embarrass or displease him. If he does nothing, all will be well.
So, basically, he really does think it's all about him. That, of course, is the other problem.