In Obama's continuing jihad to advance the interests of Islam while admonishing Americans who believe our rational self interest is first - comes this latest o-bombshell. It seems President O-slam worked hard as Turkey's 'fixer'. He not only secured the post of Nato assistant secretary general, but also that of the alliance's new civilian envoy to Afghanistan. Put this in perspective: TURKEY HAS NO COMBAT TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN.
And if Denmark's Rasmussen does apologize for the Danish cartoons, it looks like it is on the insistence of Obama. And of course there's Obama's push for Turkey to be able to join the E.U. Sarkozy did tell him to bug off and stay out of it.
And so, by his acts we shall know him, and so we know him.
On all counts there has been progress.
The reason for the smiles - the Obama effect. The new US president has enthused, galvanised and re-invigorated Nato at one and the same time.
The leftwing media's wet dream.
He has spoken the kind of language Nato countries have been wanting to hear from Washington for several years.
Only one issue threatened to shatter the summit consensus - the selection of a new secretary general to lead Nato once Jaap de Hoop Scheffer stands down at the end of July.
Everyone - well, everyone, that is, except Turkey - wanted the current Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, to have the job.
Turkey insisted "no".
The Turkish authorities are angry at Denmark for its failure to curtail the broadcasts of a pro-Kurdish television channel from its soil.
They are also not happy with Mr Rasmussen's behaviour during the "cartoons controversy" when a Danish newspaper published illustrations that inflamed passions in much of the Muslim world.
Role for Turkey
Finally, after a face-to-face meeting between Mr Rasmussen and Turkish President Abdullah Gul and a significant push from Mr Obama, the Turks gave way.
But it looks as though they have won a significant package of inducements.
Sources close to the Turkish delegation say that Turkey will secure not just the post of Nato assistant secretary general but also that of the alliance's new civilian envoy to Afghanistan.
The key role of the US president is interesting here.
He is eager to reach out to the Muslim world, and Turkey's enhanced role in Nato is clearly intended as part of that effort.