As the horrifying images from the Middle East flash across our screens one gets the feeling this might be the defining moment in Barack Obama’s presidency. This may be the tipping point, the proverbial final straw that breaks the back of his farcical image of international mastery and reveals him for a poseur and nincompoop in foreign policy as in domestic policy.

Timed just as his convention bounce is fading (eerily reminiscent of Lehman Brothers bankruptcy four years ago and John McCain’s convention bounce deflation) this further evidence that Obama is in well over his head in all facets of the job may well spell doom for His Oneness.

Wise guys like Obama can pull off a grand swindle for only so long. Eventually they too must live by the rules that govern human behavior. History may note that the 2012 Democratic Convention was the last time Barack Obama was able to fool most of the people.