Een citaat uit een artikel van Tunku Varadarajan over het buitenlands beleid van Barack Obama:
There is also an unseemly side to the pragmatism that is Obama’s international leitmotif. Paradoxically for a man who incarnates the progress of civil liberties in his own country, the president has literally banished human rights (that quintessentially liberal and Democratic concern) from U.S. foreign policy—just because Bush took up the cause. Of rights in China, Egypt, and elsewhere, the Obama administration has spoken only with an excessive, and dispiriting, circumspection.
Het volledige artikel van Varadarajan is te vinden op The Daily Beast.