You know the saying, "To a hammer, everything looks like a nail"? Well, to Barack Obama, the "anti-hammer" , every violent terrorist crisis calls for nuanced rhetoric and negotiation--even when you are dealing with non-verbal, religiously-sanctioned murderous thugs.
Of course, these happen to be extremely nuanced religiously-sanctioned murderous thugs, who derive great honor and enjoyment lying to and manipulating infidel idiots. They understand they can achieve their purpose by making said idiots inordinately pleased with themselves for being so...useful.
Unfortunately, to Nasrallah and his gang of psychopaths--as well as to Hamas, whose leadership has gone so far as to endorse Obama for President of the US--Obama makes the U.S. look an awful lot like a nail.