Waiting for Obama
3:14 PM, Nov 5, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
The New York Times reports on comments by the French foreign minister:
Kouchner spilled the beans. The Europeans are pressing for some kind of action on Iran, but the White House, it seems, has asked them to wait until the end of the year -- there are more humiliating overtures to be made before the White House makes some concession to the reality of Iranian recalcitrance. Still, we can take some comfort from the fact that Obama's diplomacy may not be open-ended but may in fact have a deadline of some sort -- or at least the Europeans seem to think that's the case.