Which would describe "leading from behind", running away. or ignoring the problem? That will be the Obama foreign policy legacy. I can remember Clinton saying that America had too much power in the world. Obama certainly believes that. The probably with being the foremost superpower that America once was, is that when there is no global peace keeper every nation is empowered to flex their muscle.
Having said that, here's my problem. I don't believe that we should be the worlds peace keeper. I don't think we should spend money on regional disputes. What I believe we should do is save the money and build the strongest military imaginable and use it to negotiate peace, not fight for it.