The problem with Obama - which is common knowledge now, and a serious flaw in his character - is that he listens to NO ONE. He is his own counsel. He deliberately keeps himself uninformed on alternative scenarios, different opinions. He doesn't give himself the opportunity to hear contrasting ideas in meetings with others who have experience and expertise in a given area, because he doesn't have meetings!
What can be done about a man with such an important job who willfully ignores hearing all options?