Monday, November 02, 2009

"Pragmatism" new in word for U.S. -Burma policy --

There was a whole slurry of pro-engagement closed door meetings etc in DC last week.

New key word "Pragmatism, pragmatism, pragmatism."

Whether it will really be pragmatic or "smart" is anybody's guess.

Word "smart" was in SAIS seminar's title.

"Smart U.S. Policy" -- does it mean old policy "not-smart" and "new" policy "smarter?"

I really doubt it will make any difference.

Jim O'Brien