The reality, however, that's conveniently missing from the MSM reports, is the folly and danger that's created by the Obama strategy of wanting to negotiate with terrorists!
So while President Obama should have been made aware as a candidate that the job of Commander in Chief was the primary responsibility of the office he sought, it seems that may not have been the case!
He must have missed that class in the same way that he missed all of the sermons given by his mentor Reverend Jeremiah Wright! That, or when they said "protecting the country" what he heard or thought that they meant was to campaign and raise funds non-stop while running for reelection from the time that you are sworn in.
“...If some of these folks think that it's time to launch a war, they should say so and explain to the American people why they would do that and what the consequences would be. Everything else is just talk,” the U.S. president said at his first solo news conference since last November.
“Those folks [Republican candidates] don’t have the responsibility. They aren’t the commander in chief. … And when I see the casualness with which some of these folks talk about war, I'm reminded of the costs involved in war,” he said. “This is not a game.”
Obama added that there was still a “window of opportunity” to solve the Iranian problem by diplomatic means.
"This notion that somehow we have a choice to make in the next week or two weeks or month or two months is not borne out by the facts. At this stage it is my belief that we have a window of opportunity that this still can be resolved diplomatically,” Obama said, adding that the U.S. would “continue to apply pressure, even as we give Iran a door to walk through to rejoin the national community.” (Source)