I took note of the news that US Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama paid tribute to ex Indian army chief, Sam Manekshaw. That when the legendary soldier is mostly unknown in his own country (for 90 out of 100 Indians, the name Sam Manekshaw would not ring a bell).
In Obama’s words: ”I offer my deep condolences to the people of India, on the passing of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. He was a legendary soldier, a patriot, and an inspiration to his fellow citizens.”
Now, that is an astute politician. Such a difference from the foreign policy dodo that Prez. Bush was when he took office.