Give a fool a big enough brush and he will inevitably paint himself into a corner. This is exactly what Obama has done with his mid east policy. Because he has made himself the focus of foreign policy initiative he has negated whatever leverage we had in dealing with places like North Korea and Iran. His B.HO centered foreign policy pragmatism hamstrings the nation’s moral obligation to speak out for liberty in places like Iran because to do so will discredit the only bargaining chip in his diplomatic bag of tricks, namely himself.
The rest of last year’s presidential candidates (including Joe Biden) wisely pointed out the naiveté of a President directly negotiating with tyrants without preconditions. Now the people in Iran that deserve the backing of the United States in thier fight against the tryanical Islamist regime will be beaten down while the US President sits quitely by watching paint dry.