Machiavelli: It is better to be feared than loved if you cannot be both.
When your enemies love you, be afraid.
At the UN’s General Assembly, Muammar Qadaffi, an uncomprimising madman, gushed: “We are happy and content if Obama can stay forever as the president of the United States!”
This should tell you what our enemies think of Obama. If he is weak or not is nearly moot. Perception of strength is a deterrant from aggression. No one fears Obama, and that’s cause for concern.