April 10, 2010

WERE HE NOT SO IGNORANT OF HISTORY...:

U.S. Now Trying Softer Approach Toward Karzai (HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER, 4/09/10, NY Times)

After more than a year of watching America’s ability to influence President Hamid Karzai ebb, Obama administration officials now admit privately that the tough-love approach Mr. Obama adopted when he came to power may have been a big mistake.

...he might have known how disastrously it generally works out when you treat friends with contempt and enemies with kid gloves.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 10, 2010 4:27 PM
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