Now try to read the Megillah again and say to yourself "G-d" wherever it says המלך HaMelech, The King.
Now, what does this have to do with my blogging?
I'm Israeli, even though legally I'm bi-national and hold an American passport and citizenship. When I refer to "the president" it isn't the American President. And in all honesty I don't refer to the Israeli President who at present is Shimon Peres as "the president," either.
I will write Prime Minister Binyamin (or Bibi) Netanyahu without indicating which country, but if I'm referring to a foreign ruler, like Obama, I'll always write United States (or American President) Barack Hussein Obama.
It's just something I learned from reading and studying Megillat Esther.
Chag Purim Sameach!