...Unlike most of his predecessors, Obama has not forged close ties with any European leader. Britain's Brown, France's Sarkozy and Germany's Merkel have each, in turn, felt snubbed by him. Relations between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu are tense at best. George W. Bush used to hold regular videoconferences with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Obama has spoken to them on only a handful of occasions...An interesting observation given President Obama's oft-repeated assertion during that campaign that George Bush had ignored and alienated our allies and that he (Obama) would repair those relationships and restore our standing in the world.
Looks like yet another campaign promise left unkept.