President Barack Obama’s ego is like an agitated puppy: it requires constant attention and a good deal of petting. Fortunately for Obama, world leaders recognize his insecurities and cater to them. Unfortunately for America, world leaders have realized that by catering to those insecurities, they can keep the president distracted just long enough to do what they want. The president is like an unattractive high school girl desperately looking for a date to the prom: Any boor can take her for a few compliments. It’s only when she arrives home the next morning, deflowered, that she realizes she’s been suckered.
While the world community declaims Obama as a global hero, they ignore his wishes and do precisely what they want; while Obama savors the sickly sweet praise, he ignores their malfeasance. There’s only one problem: He’s going to feel used in the morning.
When Obama was elected, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran sent Obama a personal letter of congratulations. In March, Syrian President Bashar Assad acclaimed Obama as a “man of his word.” On June 10, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt praised Obama as “someone who differs from other presidents of the United States.” Palestinian terror group Hamas trumpeted Obama’s election as a “historic victory for the world.” King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia called Obama “a distinguished man who deserves to be in this position.” President Hu of China described Obama’s election as the beginning of a “new historic era.” Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of Russia said Obama was “an open, sincere person.” The Europeans unanimously hailed Obama as a global leader and a champion of fairness.