Sealed With a Kiss

“ You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss,” sang the gravelly voiced Louis Armstrong in the immortal movie, “Casablanca.” That may be so in most cases, but when the kisser is newly re-elected US President Barack Obama and the kissed is Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, something’s gotta give in geopolitics.

Hence, to the neocons who predicted that Obama’s pivot to East Asia wouldn’t survive November and that it would be unceremoniously eclipsed by bloody turmoil in the Middle East: eat your hearts out, babes.

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