"But to be truly effective as a US President when it comes to power politics he must make sure the majority of mainstream people accept those power policies, espescially in the US but also outside the US." - Mark B. That is exactly what he has done. He has returned the US to the position traditionally taken by the US in the Post WWII world. Obama first tries to work with people, rationalize, compromise, get along. Some people have taken this for weakness. When he allowed people to repeatedly vex those efforts and act repeatedly in a contemptuous attitude I feared he was in fact weak. He spent a year trying to get along, and now he has most of the world getting along. Those who remain obstreporous and obstructive have suddenly found themselves isolated. Now Netanyahu sulks as Ahmadinejad raves. . . While the rest of the world is onboard. The reason why the announcement of the US/Russia reduction treaty was delayed is obvious. It was announce on the eve of the conference.
Suspected assailant in car-ramming attack in West Bank shot (Haaretz)
from the article: Obama: Israel should sign nuclear non-proliferation treaty