Some of it is familiar to us. Silvio Burlusconi is a good-for-nothing playboy; Nicolas Sarkozy has got the usual Alpha-male personality problems; Angela Merkel has got a bad dose of German caution; Dave Cameron is a bit of a drip.
But, contrary to the spin, some of it is new and deeply weird. The Americans are arming the PKK, the Kurdish separatists in Turkey. I certainly didn't know that. As bad ideas go, this one is tops. Imagine how that will play in Turkey.