Smart diplomacy

The LA Times reports:

In China, Obama’s hosts show no signs of budging

President Obama is leaving China without any definable concessions on things such as support for tougher sanctions on Iran or currency exchange rates.

Reporting from Beijing – When it came to China, President Obama’s famous powers of persuasion failed to persuade.

He came bearing a long shopping list, including Chinese support for tougher sanctions on Iran and more flexibility by Beijing on currency exchange rates, but Obama was met with polite, yet stony, silences. . .

Not only is the U.S. president coming away without any definable concessions, but the Chinese appeared to be digging in their heels.

At what point do we admit that the Obama administration’s new approach to diplomacy simply isn’t working?

(Via the Corner.)

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