Who among us did not see this coming?  As the President Obama bows himself around the world and head nods foreign dictators,  world leaders are noticing the Emperor has no clothes.  The “Hope and Change” mantra are wearing thin as true diplomacy and fundamental understanding of issues beckon.

Nicolas Sarkozy, the most pro-American president of France for half a century, has gone cold on Barack Obama, the most popular American leader in France in generations.

A year ago Mr Sarkozy was engaged in a tussle among European leaders anxious to be the first to secure a meeting with the freshly elected Mr Obama. Mr Sarkozy described Mr Obama as “my friend” after meeting him just once as a senator.

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The French government has refused a US request to send more fighting troops to Afghanistan, while several other European allies are planning to do so.

Mr Sarkozy has expressed his frustration at the White House’s perceived equivocation over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the priority that Mr Obama attaches to the long-term goal of a world free of nuclear weapons.

Mr Sarkozy’s frustration boiled over in September in a remarkably barbed speech to the UN General Assembly.

“We are right to talk about the future but before the future there is the present, and the present is two major nuclear crises,” Mr Sarkozy said, alluding to Iran and North Korea. “We are living in a real world, not a virtual world,” he added, in a clear dig at Mr Obama’s disarmament ambitions.

Many Americans are also concerned with the apparent naivete of President Obama.  We have two, count them two… ideologue nut cases hell bent on achieving nuclear arms and a President who can’t seem to grasp the real world threat this involves.   Why he continues to believe he can succeed in talking them down off the nuclear ledge, while others with greater understanding of the issue have failed, displays narcissistic  qualities beyond any previously seen in politicians.

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