Monday, April 27, 2009

Obama's NeoCon Headed to Persian Gulf

Haaretz reported Dennis Ross will visit the Middle East tomorrow. Ross is President Obama's Special Adviser for the Persian Gulf. He will visit Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. Dennis will lead diplomatic efforts to steer Iran away from its suspected quest for nuclear weapons.

Apparently diplomacy involves a clenched fist. Accompanying Ross is deputy commander of U.S. Central Command, Lt. Gen. John R. Allen, and National Security Council official Puneet Talwar. Ross' preference for violence is documented.