Friday, 1 April 2011

I will survive

This is not really about Chile, or even Latin America for that matter.

But it seems appropriate to refer to what is probably the United States' biggest foreign policy challenge of the moment -- and that's really saying something.

The article is about Gaddafi, but what has been even more fun than watching Gaddafi give strange speeches from strange places wearing strange outfits, is watching the Obama administration struggle to keep up with events in the Middle East. A friend of mine who works in the US State Department quipped the other day that if someone would have told him three months ago that Mubarak would be out of power and the US would be at war in Libya, he would have thought they were smoking something. Apparently, a week is a long time in politics, and a really long time in foreign policy. Just ask Musa Kusa.

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