The Wall Street Journal: "A failure."
Has there ever been a major economic summit where a U.S. President and his Treasury Secretary were as thoroughly rebuffed as they were at this week's G-20 meeting in Seoul? We can't think of one. President Obama failed to achieve any of his main goals while getting pounded by other world leaders for failing U.S. policies and lagging growth.ABC News: A "strikeout."
The American failure was most acute on trade, as the U.S. and South Korea couldn't agree on a bilateral pact that the two countries had signed three years ago. Mr. Obama had campaigned against that pact in 2008, let it languish for two years in office, and now suddenly wants the South Koreans to agree to new terms...Mr. Obama's negotiators left Seoul empty-handed.
None of this should be cause for celebration, because a world without American leadership is a more dangerous place.
CBS News: An "embarrassing disappointment."