At least it is for Vice President Joe Biden, he made the statement during his European trip. Biden’s goal is obviously to shore up support for the Afghan war in Europe, and especially in the UK. The VP stayed on message, without any major gaffe, and he reiterated the Obama administration rationale for the new strategy in the conflict.
Today, Secretary Clinton is in Phuket (see photo), Thailand where she is attending a 2 days foreign ministers summit. She made a statement about Iran during an interview with a Thai TV station; the Secretary of State said:
The Swine Flu, or H1N1 epidemic has stopped making headlines in industrialized countries, but in Latin America news about the disease remains on the front cover of newspapers. The lead story on La Prensa Grafica, El Salvador’s major newspaper, was the latest
Khatami has now forcefully joined forces with Mousavi and another former President; Hashemi Rafsanjani. In a sermon delivered at Tehran University last Friday, Rafsanjani re-energised the protest by bringing back onto the streets thousands of demonstrators.
Israel has just rejected a US request to stop a large development project in East-Jerusalem. Prime Minister Netanyahu refuses to place restrictions of any kind on Jewish residents.