Thursday, February 23, 2012

Just Who Was Reset Anyway?

Remember how we tossed Poland (and the Czech Republic) under the bus in order to "reset" our relations with Russia? This was supposed to pay dividends by convincing Russia to work with us on common interests.

Well, we have a diplomatic success to savor!

Russia is warning Israel not to attack Iran's nuclear infrastructure:

Russia warned Israel on Wednesday that attacking Iran would be a disastrous and played down the failure of a U.N. nuclear agency mission to Tehran, saying there is still a chance for new talks over the Iranian atomic program.

Which seems really similar to America's position on the issue!

The Obama administration, increasingly concerned about the lack of any assurance from Israel that it would consult Washington before launching strikes on Iran's nuclear sites, has scrambled in recent weeks to convince Israeli leaders to give sanctions and diplomacy more time to work, U.S. officials say.

Well, we couldn't get a convergence of approach by getting Russia to move toward our position, so we move closer to Russia's position. Still convergence, right? What's the dif'?

The nuance! It's blinding!