2009: The Year of Living Fecklessly

On Tuesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not just reject President Obama’s latest feckless floating nuclear deadline.  He spat on it.  So ends 2009, the year of “engagement,” of the extended hand, of the gratuitous apology of spinning centrifuges. We lost a year. But it was not just any year. It was a year of spectacularly squandered opportunity

Charles Krauthammer points out  Obama distanced himself from this new birth of freedom