For all the talk about his ability to talk, the country Obama seems least interested in speaking with is the one country that is talking sensibly about the Iranian nuclear threat — Israel. Israel is also the one country that is both in the most precarious position from that threat and in the best position to do something about it. One might think that Israel is a country worthy of some attention. But it is clear from his actions and his words that Obama views Israel as no more significant a strategic ally than, say, France, Canada, or Peru.

Second, after shots were fired between Turkey and Syria, Americans watched our defense secretary go out on the proverbial limb and announce to the world that the situation in Syria could “escalate.” Really? Thousands of innocent men, women, and children slaughtered by their own country’s military. Tens of thousands more Syrians living in refugee camps in Turkey and elsewhere. And the Obama administration, which chose to believe initially that Syria’s Assad was a “reformer,” and which sat on its hands during the initial outbreak of the civil war, now worries that the situation between Syria and its neighbors could “escalate.”

Finally, we had the release of more information indicating that the Obama State Department and White House simply lied and willfully misled the American people in the information they shared with the public and the media about the attacks on American outposts and citizens in Libya and Egypt.