Saturday, February 11, 2017

Elliot Abrams, R.I.P.

Apparently President Trump has killed the Elliot Abrams appointment to State that Sec. Tillerson wanted to make. This is good news for the reasons we described two days ago.

In other news, it is being reported that Trump has told the Chinese president by phone that he supports the longtime "One China" policy. By initially casting doubt on our commitment to this policy and then "giving in" and agreeing, he gave the Chinese leader a present it cost him nothing to generate. Now China owes him a favor.

Top negotiators really do operate by different rules, as Dilbert's Scott Adams keeps reminding us.