Source: Asia Times:
By M K Bhadrakumar
In Spanish, they say Dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres – “Tell me with whom you walk and I will tell you who you are.”
When United States President Barack Obama walked into the East Room in the White House on Monday evening with former Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel, his nominee for defense secretary, that was the thought that came to mind. It was a short walk, which nonetheless had precipitated in its anticipation much animated debate in the Washington circuit.