President Obama Travels The World...
working the diplomatic version of a glory hole, as he smiles, bows, caresses, and apologises his way into the hearts and minds of every enemy of the American state. Eight years of Gunboat Diplomacy were beyond the ken of our beloved President Obama; and, he is going to effect a change--overnight. Naively, like a man walking among a streak of tigers, he believes that if he gives away his colourful new clothes, his shoes and his umbrella, the hungry cats will leave him alone.
Sadly, he has weakened America's position, and the hungry tigers--called Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro and Abdullah--can smell the weakness, the deference. They will not be running 'round the tree, turning themselves into delicious melted butter.
Instead, we can expect more sabre-rattling from Ahmadinejad, Castro and Chavez. We can expect more crazy Islamists, learning their trade at Saudi-funded madrassas (Slogan: "Training the Taliban, one smelly, sweaty, religious crackpot at a time!") And, we can expect the United States to become a mere shadow of what it once was.
As someone once noted, "Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it."