President Bush strengthened our ties with New Delhi. Obama, however, has made some gaffes that put the improved relationship in jeopardy.
Despite the excitement surrounding Obama’s selection of Richard Holbrooke and George Mitchell as peace envoys, it’s very unlikely that anything will change in the Middle East or south Asia.
The Mumbai attacks highlighted Pakistan’s shortcomings as an ally in the war on terror. But Islamabad is far too important to leave by the wayside.