Under Obama the US is rushing headlong into financial insolvency, sending yet more troops to die into the meat grinder that is Afghanistan, rapidly disillusioning our allies while failing to instill fear, much less generate respect from our enemies. His popularity is at an historic low in the US for a president at this stage of his administration. Heck many Americans can't stand this guy. Why should anybody else?
Israeli official: Der Spiegel report is an attack on Merkel's ties with Netanyahu (Haaretz)
from the article: Haaretz asks Mideast experts: Why don't Israelis like Obama?