The administration has turned a public relations snafu into a diplomatic crisis.
As a presidential candidate, Obama won plaudits from media and political sophisticates for his promise to meet “without preconditions” with America’s enemies. This was to be a break with the putative “cowboy diplomacy” of the Bush years. Obama didn’t get around to explaining how his administration would conduct diplomacy with America’s allies, but now we [...]
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, once asked a Holocaust Survivor if he had any words of wisdom the Minister should remember. Looking gravely at the Statesman, the old man warned:
“When someone tells you they are going to exterminate you, believe them.”
Marking the begining of the Iranian celebration of Ayatollah Kohmeini’s 1979 return from exile, President [...]