George Bush and Barack Obama have both claimed the backing of international coalitions as they have entered into armed conflict in the Middle East. Let us consider who has truly received the endorsement and support of the international community.
Coalition Countries - Iraq - 2003
[Source: US State Department]
Coalition - Libya - 2011
United Arab Emirates
Clearly, Bush had greater support than Obama. Is Obama's support by "old Europe" (H/T Donald Rumsfeld) make up for the significantly smaller -- and, in the case of the Arab nations, weaker -- level of support he has received from the international community?