Clumsy diplomacy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22879/all en Former US diplomat rants on Obama's Mideast "kibitzing" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/americas/united-states/susan-rice-vote-palestinian-statehood <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Commentary: The Middle East has changed, but US diplomacy remains sclerotic. Isn't it time President Obama showed some guts? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mac Deford </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OWL’S Head, Maine --- Ceasefire in Gaza!!! Hallelujah!</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/americas/united-states/susan-rice-vote-palestinian-statehood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clumsy diplomacy World Leaders Conflict Zones Diplomacy Politics Israel and Palestine Commentary United States Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:44:00 +0000 Mac Deford 5727604 at http://www.globalpost.com