One of you will end up here next!
In the case of Pakistan, it was forced by the US to engage in a war against people that they had been living with relatively peacefully before the US invasion of Afghanistan. I recall well how Pervez Musharraf pleaded that we urge our friends to wrap up their mission as soon as possible because it was causing Pakistan great difficulty. Instead the US keep up the pressure on Pakistan and eventually the relations turned to their current sour state. Pakistan's moves to create stronger ties with Iran should be seen in that light, rather than some perceived weakness on the part of Obama.
I find it rather remarkable that at this time, people who purport to be patriots appear to be rather eager to paint the US as weak. It is amazing what people won't do to score political points.