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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Obama Administration is Keeping It's Own Hands Tied

When one goes to a negotiation, one must necessarily have proposals and counter proposals. It must have all the available options it can muster during such a situation.

The Obama administration is not only keeping Israel's hands tied but likewise its own with the latest pronouncement of Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy.

"Military force is an option of last resort," Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy said during a press briefing in Singapore. "It's off the table in the near term."
source: Washingtonpost.com

Why is the American government limiting its options on Iran? Why is it laying all its cards right now? Does this really show the lack of strategy of this government and its only option are diplomatic means against an aggressive regime?

This is becoming a scary way to do foreign policy amidst the increasing dangers in the Middle East.