On Feb. 10, George W. Bush offered up this truncated, garbled summary of Barack Obama’s foreign policy:

The only foreign policy thing I remember he said was he’s going to attack Pakistan and embrace Ahmadinejad.

On March 2:

(photo credit: David Furst/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)

Via the NYT:

”We had very good talks that were friendly and brotherly. … We have mutual understandings and views in all fields, and both sides plan to improve relations as much as possible,” Ahmadinejad said in a news conference with Talabani at the Iraqi president’s residence, located across the Tigris River from the new U.S. Embassy in the fortified Green Zone.

Talabani said the two discussed economic, political, security and oil issues and planned to sign several agreements later. But he said the issue of borders, including the disputed Shatt al-Arab waterway between the two countries, was not discussed.

I don’t get the impression there were any preconditions to this meeting … nor should there have been.