When then Senator Obama first ran for President in 2008, as I recall, he wanted to restore the USA standing in the world. He said he would and was then critical of President Bush 43 and how the world perceived us.
As best I can figure it out, our enemies hate us more (remote control killings with drones hasn’t helped)…. and now, and worse, even our friends are mad at us (Britain would not back us in Syria, President of Brazil stiffed the President on a State Dinner at White House because of spying on Brazil and now German Chancellor Merkel is mad at us because she suspects we are listening in on her cellphone!)
PS. I don’t pretend to have better ideas (but I did not promise anything, either.) I just am stepping back and looking at what the situation is.