Just to repeat what I wrote under comments at Al-Jazeera:
American liberal media protects Obama from negative coverage and suppresses any news that make Obama look bad. Russian successes in Syria make Obama look extremely bad.
He is exposed as a weak, defeatist president who is afraid to succeed against ISIS and doesn't have faith in the US armed forces. The problem with a defeatist commander in chief is that people like that infect all their subordinates with defeatism and defeatism quickly trickles down the ranks, demoralizing the military.
The famous American WWII general George Marshall wrote in his papers that a defeatist commander is like metastatic cancer that infects all others around him with defeatism. He wrote that leaders like that must be hunted down and immediately removed from command before they damage the armed forces.
But how do you remove a defeatist if he's the President of the United States?