It seems that every week the administration tries to find a new excuse cut and run in Afghanistan. This week the line is that without a stable government and a clear winner in the elections sending more troops to the country would be unwise. On the other hand, Secretary Clinton is about ready to roll out a new strategy on the Sudan that calls for greater US engagement with Khartoum –offering the its leaders “incentives” for good behavior.

So apparently in the Obama era, US foreign policy means being overly cautious when engaging with fledgling democracies but embracing dictatorships that practice genocide.