Obama’s Cinco de Mayo is No Joke: Meltdown in Pakistan, Israel Feels Abused, China Harasses U.S. Ship

Oh by the way: with all the news of the economy and President Obama’s mantra of education, environment and health care; there is still a lot for the president to do in the arena of foreign affairs.

Today Pakistan said it expected half a million refugees from the Swat Valley where the Taliban has been operating with nearly a free rein.  The Taliban got to within 60 miles of Islamabad, the Pakistan capital, before the Army stepped in.  Now the question is, Can Pakistan’s Army defeat the Taliban and protect the nation’s nuclear weapons?

Meanwhile, diplomats from Israel are blistering at signals from the Obama Administration.

Yesterday, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said thwarting Iran’s nuclear program is conditional on progress in peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

Today, Vice President Joe Biden challenged Israel to back a two-state peace agreement with the Palestinians.

“That is not negotiable, that is not a matter of change,” he said, adding that the Obama administration’s desire to engage with Iran would not compromise Israel’s security.

Finally, the Associated Press is reporting that China has apparently harassed another U.S. ship in international waters….

Related:
http://hotair.com/archives/2009/
05/05/pakistan-melting-down-in-swat/

Biden: Israel Has No Choice, Must Back a Two-State Peace Agreement with the Palestinians

Leaders of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Israel Seek Obama’s Help

China Again Tests U.S., Obama At Sea

The Associated Press on Pakistan:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090505/ap_on_re_as
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