I saw this article today on Real Clear Politics. The story there was re-directed from the website for US News and World Report.
World Sees Obama as Incompetent and Amateur by Mort Zuckerman
It appears to me, which is not any kind of surprise, that Obama is seen by most world leaders as a joke, hence, our country is seen as a joke by the rest of the world.
The short and skinny of it is that Obama is a failure as a world leader.
Not that I think McCain would have been the best 2nd choice as President of the United States but perhaps but at least he would not be looked upon as the little boy who is trying to sit at the big people's table.