The truth is that Mr. Obama has throughout his presidency confused our enemies with America’s friends, and vice versa. A case in point has been his strategically ominous transposing of the character and actual status two of the Eastern Mediterranean’s most strategically important states: Turkey and Israel. Barack Obama has treated Turkey as a reliable partner even though, for the better part of a decade under its Islamist Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, this nation that is supposedly a NATO ally has been aligning ever more palpably with our adversaries. By contrast, notwithstanding President Obama’s occasional gestures and rhetoric to the contrary, his administration has behaved towards Israel as though it were, at best, a country in which we have no interests. At worst, Mr. Obama seems to consider the Jewish State as a hostile power. If President Obama is worried about our diminished standing in the world and wants to establish who’s responsible for it, he needs to look in the mirror. And whether he chooses to do so or not, the rest of us had better make it much harder, not easier, for him to perpetrate this sort of reckless and dangerous national security fraud. After all, with friends like Barack Obama’s, America neither needs nor can afford more enemies.