A columnist that most often irritates me has come out agreeing with Obama about the value of Obama's trip to India
. I see the neocon rationale all over it, as krauthammer expands the meaning of the trip beyond its purpose. So what am I left to do - disagree with a column complimenting Obama from one of his harshest haters, or be seduced by the warmth of back-handed praise. I agree that solidifying our historic friendship with India is a worthwhile purpose for the trip, and that presidential diplomacy is extremely important, but disagree that we should become entangled in an attempt to make friendly Asian states our proxies for pushing back against China's expansion.