Obama's foreign policy, with Hillary, now with John Kerry has been a disaster. His decisions as a Commander in Chief has been worse. With regard to Putin, he was an idiot for whispering to him, "After the election, I will have more leeway, referring the missile defense shields". A number is things he has done has just weakened the USA in the eyes of many countries.
We are paying the price for putting such a liberal, weak, wishy washy administration in office. He has placed the USA in worse position than Carter ever did.