Many world leaders hated and feared George Bush, and that was not necessarily a bad thing. If evil or misguided people hate you, that can be an indication that you are on the right track. It seems that while Barack Obama is not hated by world leaders, he certainly must be a laughing stock.
First he goes on an "Apology Tour" to apologize for all the mistakes of this horrible country, then he genuflects to a Muslim king and glad hands a murderous thug! It seems that many world leaders loved his Apology Tour with his pretty wife and his aw shucks attitude, but when it came to his requests for help (placement of Gitmo prisoners, help in Afganistan, bailout money, etc) they almost laughed him out the door.
I would love to be a fly on the wall for the private conversations of many of these world leaders. I bet they are saying things about Obama that the NYT would never print!
Obama is President of the most powerful nation on earth, but I am not sure he understands what that means. He seems more like a community organizer..oops..I forgot that that is what he was. When you are President of the most powerful nation on the earth, you need to be strong, confident and bold. There are those of us who were against Obama's policies during the election, but we did not think he was a wimp. Boy, were we wrong!