Did you read the entire article? I'm not as impressed with Obama's ability to grasp what is actually going on as I am with his ability to keep the foreign policy of GW Bush. It seems to me that the liberals should either turn their backs on Obama at this point, or give Bush credit. Of course they will do neither because they are liberals and I can't expect them to think or act rationally.
Also this is from the NYT, one of Obama's top supporters among many in the media. Therefore, we cannot expect to see any of Obama's mistakes in diplomacy trotted out.