The UK Telegraph sees something else:
Barack Obama has pledged to expand America's military in the Asia Pacific as a "top priority" as he declared the US intends to shift its focus from the Middle East.Maybe he's merely out there putting up some sort of smoke screen for the probable plans for a war against Iran. Or maybe he's looking for bigger campaign donations from Raytheon, General Electric and other war merchants of death.
"As we end today's wars, I have directed my national security team to make our presence and missions in the Asia-Pacific a top priority," he said.
"Reductions in US defence spending will not – I repeat, will not – come at the expense of the Asia-Pacific.
In a 25-minute address to the Australian parliament described by the White House as an "anchor speech" for his 9-day visit across the region, Mr Obama said the US "is a Pacific power – and we are here to stay."
"Our enduring interests in the region demand our enduring presence in this region," he said.