Obama and Sarkozy are both increasingly unpopular at home and face uncertain prospects at the ballot box next year. When they began their terms of office, they generated high hopes, most of which have disintegrated into disappointment.
Given their unbridled cynicism and contemptuous treatment of a close ally, this should come as no surprise.
After all, people know a phony when they see one. Even when the microphones are turned off.
Michael Freund is chairman of Shavei Israel (www.shavei.org), which assists lost tribes and hidden Jewish communities to return to the Jewish people. His Jewish Press-exclusive column appears the third week of each month.