As for world opinion, particularly in the form of that global shmoo the "international community," there's apparently nothing it can't do. It is the secret to "leading from behind." Behind what, you ask? The international community. What is the international community? The thing we're leading from behind. From Russia to Syria, Iran to North Korea, the president is constantly calling on the international community to do something he is unwilling to do. When Russia was carving Crimea away from Ukraine, Mr. Obama vowed that "the United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine." After pro-Russian forces shot down a civilian plane over Ukraine and as Russia lined troops for a possible invasion, Mr. Obama sternly warned that Russia "will only further isolate itself from the international community."