But where do you get incompetent? Syria is a mess. It may well be that keeping us out of Syria was the best thing he could have done.
Sure he could just be a liar, but generally when a person says that they are trying to do something and we believe them and believe that the mission is doable when their goals are not accomplished we say that they were incompetent. When a person runs an organization that repeatedly fails to accomplish the mission (intelligence) we say that they are incompetent.
Putin made Obama look like a chump. Obama has accomplished almost nothing that he claimed to be working on in the middle east, afghanistan or with regards to Russia teaching the Ukraine who their daddy is. Obama was caught clueless on ISIS. Obama was caught clueless on the Russian Military ramping up in Syria. obama was caught clueless on the close cooperation between Iran and Russia on a whole host of matters, to include their taking over the syrian situation, and them also being the only credible advisories to Isis . WAs Obama also caught flat footed on the Turks going back to war with the Kurds? I dont know that yet, but it sure looks like it.
Obama the bystander, but it is his constantly running his yap about wanting to do something and claiming that he is the one who knows what to do that makes him by definition incompetent. Either that or a liar. I was giving him the benefit of the doubt.