Obama's Foreign Policy Leaves Something - Anything - To Be Desired

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Posted: Nov 25, 2009 10:12 AM
Here's Gabor Steingart, who was embedded with the President during his recent trip to Asia.
The mood in Obama's foreign policy team is tense following an extended Asia trip that produced no palpable results. The "first Pacific president," as Obama called himself, came as a friend and returned as a stranger. The Asians smiled but made no concessions.
There were no concessions on greenhouse gas emissions. Nothing on the intentionally weak Chinese currency. Not even a thing on human rights. Obama's handlers defended him, saying expectations were too high. But is one millimeter above "nothing" too much to expect?