The clever test, the launch of an ICBM by North Korea, was developed by former members of the axis of evil (I say former members, because the axis of evil does not exist any more, by presidential edict). These include North Korea, of course, China, and Iran. Perhaps the Russians had some input as well. They launched this non-satellite-bearing missile over one of our closest allies, Japan; this was an intentionally provocative act.
And how did our tall, dark and handsome President respond? He turfed the problem to the Security Council of the United Nations, so that the "global regime" could address the situation.
We all know what the UN will do: nothing. Even if a resolution with teeth were concocted in the Security Council, China would veto it.
The reason the test was so clever is that now the axis members know what to expect from Obama: words. They now know that they are free to test ICBMs, produce and test nuclear weapons, and threaten American allies, like Japan, Taiwan, Israel, Iraq, India, etc. The are free because our response will be words. America, formerly a beacon of freedom for the downtrodden of the world, is now working to bring freedom to brutal tyrants, communists, and islamofascists the world over.
So, why do I say he passed the test? Because the test was administered by our enemies, and as far as they are concerned, he passed with flying colors. Also, he passed in the eyes of his political supporters, because anything that smacks of appeasement, that weakens America, that makes us seem less arrogant and more like the Europeans, that increases the threat to Israel and our other allies in the region--anything he does that works toward these goals is AOK with the democrats and their axis--I mean, allies--at home.
"Global regime" source: Jonathan Martin and David S. Cloud, "Obama Calls for World 'Without Nukes' " Politico.com, 4/5/09