Every day this administration becomes more of an embarrassment. They're lucky they're Democrats, otherwise this would be all over the media.
From Mona Charen on NRO: Mostly Hope : Optimism is not a foreign policy, as recent events have shown.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did make one request though — that Syria reciprocate for these gestures by distancing itself from Iran. Last week, Bashar Assad responded. Hosting Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in Damascus, Assad ostentatiously signed a treaty of friendship with Iran and said of the secretary of state’s request, “I find it strange how they talk about Middle East stability and at the same time talk about dividing two countries.” Further mocking her, Assad joked, “We must have understood Clinton wrong because of bad translation or our limited understanding, so we signed the agreement.”