Before Barack Obama even got up to savor a first day as president-elect, Russia threatened to station missiles alongside U.S.-ally Poland.
And that wasn’t all that greeted him:
— The U.S. stood accused by another ally of bombing a family wedding.
— The Palestinian militant group Hamas pounded Israel with rockets, hours after Israeli forces killed six gunmen, threatening to unravel a five-month-old truce in the powder keg Gaza Strip.
— North Korea released a new batch of photographs of the reportedly ailing Kim Jong Il, seeking to show that the country’s leader is in full command of a government that has exploded one nuclear device and is stringing out a vague promise to dump its others.
I may have to turn off my television for four years. It’s gonna be scary, kids.