The View From 1776
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Still Leading From Behind
Trail meekly and close enough behind, and you may get dumped upon. The Obama administration attacks domestic political targets with whatever scurrilous tactics can be employed. In the foreign policy arena, it’s a different matter.
Read Jonathan S. Tobin’s post on the Commentary Magazine website:
The Russians Are Happy with John Kerry
But the main result of all this schmoozing is the stark fact that the bottom line here is that the United States has buckled under to Moscow:
Mikhail V. Margelov, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament, said that Russia’s position on Syria had been consistent and that Mr. Kerry had finally accepted it
John Kerry isn’t the first American to be taken to the cleaners by the Russians, but it’s doubtful that any of his predecessors were fleeced so effortlessly.