Yes, the whole world is laughing
No, this has made America look strong not weak
I don't really disagree with much of what you've said.
However, I would say that our weakness has been exposed by our decade+ long, feckless Mideast adventures.
We can't crush our enemies and get the hell out.
We linger endlessly with nation-building occupations, dying the death of a thousand cuts.
As for Putin and Russia, they invaded Georgia before Obama was elected.
Face it, nations--our enemies, if you will--will pursue their own best interests.
The USA isn't omnipotent.
No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.
Honestly. Syria's alleged action is a threat to our national security. Obama wants to enact a LIMITED military air strike, BUT... it's not enough of a threat to national security until Congress meets, debates and votes.
In two weeks.
I smell a rat.
Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice....shame on me.
Must we blame our stupidity on our President?