Gary Kasparov, chess savant and political activist, has some words of advice for Barack Obama, who he (correctly) thinks is intent on placating American foes wherever and whenever possible. The advice is to stand firm, and (gasp!) even be aggressive in defending American principles, particularly in dealing with Russia: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121728831357691467.html?mod=djemEditorialPage.
Well, I hate to break it to you, Mr. Kasparov, but he's not going to do that. This is a man who is so beholden to his left wing ideology that he refuses to nowledge that his vote against the Surge in Iraq was wrong, and that the Surge itself worked. This is a man who thinks that we can reason with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Mullahs in Iran. So, why would anyone think that he'd be any different in dealing with other countries?