( Michael Snyder )Have you noticed that the United States and Russia are heading in two very different directions?  United behind a very strong leader with an 89.9 percent approval rating, Russia is stunning the world with the efficiency with which it is striking ISIS in Syria.  Of course Vladimir Putin is far from perfect, and there are real questions about what Russia’s true motives in Syria and elsewhere are, but this is a leader and a country that have shown that they can get things done.  In the U.S., on the other hand, we are being led by a weak, ineffective con man in the White House that has just a 45.3 percent approval rating.  Under Obama, the federal government seems to be inept at just about everything, and this is especially true when it comes to foreign policy.

It has gotten to the point to where it is really embarrassing to be an American.  The Russians know this and aren’t afraid to gloat about it.  In fact, one Russian commentator even suggested that Barack Obama isn’t “a real man”, and it is hard to argue with that. Here in the United States, prominent voices are expressing similar sentiments.  Just consider the photo that former congressman Allen West recently posted on his Facebook pageFULL REPORT