The contrast between President Elect Trump and President Obama is nothing short of stunning. Trump is on the news everyday working; meeting with people; tweeting away. And Obama? Teeing it up on some far away golf course. UN Security Council was going to take a vote on Israeli settlements and the United States reportedly was going to abstain. That seemed to be the outcome until Donald Trump intervened and persuaded the Egyptians to pull the resolution. Not even elected President yet and already doing more for Israel than Obama.

Reflecting on all of this awakened this song in my mind:

Yes, Barack Obama is the NoWhere Man. Trump is exposing him as the weak, feckless leader that he is. Sure, Obama can give a nice speech. But when it comes to doing and following through he has been a joke.

The disarray in the Obama foreign policy is palpable. The latest insult comes as Russia, Iran and Turkey met in Moscow to discuss bringing peace to Syria. Obama and his team fancy themselves as the Senior Class President but they were just snubbed by the Homecoming Committee and not invited to the meeting.

How long can the Main Stream Media continue to pitch a fit? Their drumbeat of criticism against Trump continues but it is not helping their credibility. It comes off as both petty and peevish. The damage to the media may be irreparable and Trump, with his team, have figured out a nifty way to circumvent the traditional coverage by a very effective use of social media. The lies and fake news from the likes of the NY Times, the Washington Post and NBC have produced the “Cry Wolf” blowback. They spent so much time showing blatant bias that the average American tunes them out and ignores anything they have to say.

One thing is clear about the nature of the Trump Presidency–he will never be known as the NO WHERE MAN. He will always be somewhere doing something and driving at least 35% of the population crazy.

UPDATE–Obama sealed his legacy of disgrace tonight. Failing to veto the resolution condemning Israel will be sure to dry up any future fundraising opportunities for an unemployed President. He betrayed Israel. Hell, even Chuckie Schumer is pissed. This will leave a scar and gives Trump a softball for an easy foreign policy victory when he takes office.

While I disagree with Israel’s settlement policy, scolding them in the UN is counterproductive and stupid. Do you remember the last time the Security Council condemned Iran for calling for the destruction of Israel? How about the SC condemnation of the Saudis for the brutal treatment of women and non-Sunni muslims? That’s right. It has never happened. This ganging up on Israel does not help push them towards a settlement.

Once Israel is convinced that America will have its back, then Trump will be in a position to advance the negotiations with the Palestinians. When that happens history will fully appreciate what an incompetent dunce Barack Obama is and has been. Twenty seven days to go. Good riddance.

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.