Obama never had any strengths in geopolitical strategy. He's the 'smile and wave' sort. It comes as no surprise that there is no US leadership in this regard. Obama will very likely let Europe do whatever they want. His precedent for opaque military action (vis a vis Predator strikes in Pakistan) has always been provocative. His willingness to sacrifice any military leadership that costs him politically is part of his short attention span theater. We knew his presidency would be costly in this regard.