Monday, March 31, 2008

We rule you

Diplomacy is not a concept that the current administration holds much truck with, but this latest example of 'tact' is unbelievable.

The US embassy in Switzerland has posted on the front page of their website a demand that the US be allowed to see the gas contract between the Switzerland and Iran. The Swiss foreign ministry has declined comment. The Swiss foreign minister, who signed the contract, pointed out that the contract is a deal between two sovereign nations and is in line with Switzerland's strategic interest.

Just to add injury to insult, the website goes on to threaten Switzerland's status in representing US interests in Iran and Cuba. It seems to me that is probably a thankless task anyway, but the US has obviously pulled out all the stops to convince the Swiss that we run their foreign policy.
(h/t Left I on the News)


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