The manner in which the US is losing its hold over events in the international arena, makes one wonder if the US is losing its touch. To be fair to Obama, Bush started the decline, where having taken Iraq and Afghanistan, its military prowess was up for the grabs since they could not combat the rag tag 'towel-heads' as they called and all the brouhaha of US military prowess went down the drain and even encouraged ridicule. Now, the US is appearing to be a 'strawman' or a 'Paper Tiger' to use the Chinese depiction of the US. Bush was no big deal. He was a swashbuckling Texas cowboy in shining spurs and in actuality an armchair valiant soldier, who escaped Vietnam thanks to Daddy O but wanted to show he is Sir Galahad in the safe confines of Mainland US. So, could he have stopped Putin in his tracks over Ukraine? Putin the Alpha Dog. That remain a moot point, but then that is what dreams are made of. ISIS can be combated by the US? Think again. Having unleashed the Frankenstein, trying to be Liberty Vallance? Whoa, take 'er easy there, Pilgrim.