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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ignorant, not naive

Betsy links to Jennifer Rubin's post,
An advisor, Daniel Kurtzer, to Barack Obama says that Obama didn't realize what he was saying to AIPAC when he used the term "undivided" in reference to Jerusalem. According to Kurtzer, Obama had "a picture in his mind of Jerusalem before 1967 with barbed wires and minefields and demilitarized zones." Kurtzer says that only after the speech did Obama realize it was a "code word" to use the phrase, "but it does not indicate any kind of naivete about foreign affairs."
As Rubin says,
Once again, this suggests that there is too little adult supervision of a candidate unaccustomed to speaking on the world stage about issues in which there are lots of code words, indeed in which every word (e.g. "preconditons," "immediate withdrawal") has meaning to Americans' foes and friends."
Bashar Assad Understands What Obama The 'Never Mind' Candidate Doesn't
Syria's Assad says wants results from Israel talks:"This is not like drinking tea," Assad, in India on a four-day visit, said when asked if he would meet Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Paris.

"The meeting between me and the Israeli prime minister will be meaningless without the technocrats laying the foundation, without reaching the final stage."
And as the campaign develops, Poohbama rolls right along. Drew has a photo of Obama's foreign policy team.


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At 12:01 PM, Blogger Anthony (Los Angeles) said...

Heh. I have a different picture at my site, but the sentiment is the same. :)

And I'm getting the frightening feeling that an Obama foreign policy would make me nostalgic for the strength and direction of Jimmy Carter.


At 12:49 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

And let's not forget the Carter sweater, Anthony.

At 6:01 PM, Blogger Obi's Sister said...

Har. "Adult supervision." Like that will really happen....!

At 7:13 AM, Blogger Pat Patterson said...

What the heck happened to Dennis Ross? He was one of the earliest of a few interesting foreign policy wonks to sign on with Obama. In fact one of the early interviews Obama gave on foreign policy mentioned how much the senator relied of Mr. Ross's advice.

It's one thing to have a council of elders, rather than a group of beardless eager beavers, but one would think that at the very least Obama might collected some people with some successes in foreign policy and trot them out for that obligatory head shaking in sorrow photo op.


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