It’s no accident of fate that President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating hovers around 87 percent as opposed to President Obama’s which is at an all-time low of 34 percent, according to a recent Franklin and Marshall poll, while a mere 36 percent of Americans back his foreign policy. Those heady days when the Obama received rock star welcomes in Berlin and Cairo with his message “Yes, we can” have faded into distant memory. The fact is he couldn’t and he didn’t. With the world beset by crises in Iraq, Syria, Gaza and Ukraine, the so-called leader of the free world took off on vacation and was pictured grinning on a golf course even as the FBI warned that ISIS posed a serious home-grown threat.
Putin is seen as has having his allies’ back. He stands with his friends and when he takes a decisionKhalaf Ahmad al-Habtoor