Secretary of State John Kerry took time off from appeasing Iran to cave in to Indian officials outraged that one of their diplomats in the United States, a woman named Devyani Khobragade, was arrested for abusing an employee, who is also Indian. And also that she was treated like . . . someone who had been arrested.
The woman stands accused in New York of underpaying and overworking the help, among other things. The prosecutor isn’t backing down, saying crimes have been committed. But that didn’t stop Kerry from immediately getting on the phone with India’s national security advisor to offer up “regret.”
Regret for what? India’s caste system?
In a statement, the State Department even threw in some slobbery nonsense about how Kerry has daughters the same age as the accused Indian diplomat.
As a father of two daughters about the same age as Devyani Khobragade, the Secretary empathizes with the sensitivities we are hearing from India about the events that unfolded after Ms. Khobragade’s arrest, and in his conversation with National Security Advisor Menon he expressed his regret, as well as his concern that we not allow this unfortunate public issue to hurt our close and vital relationship with India.
We are a nation of laws, or we were prior to 2009. The Obama administration better let this prosecutor work the case like any other, and Kerry shouldn’t allow his bladder to spasm out of control just because a bunch of meshugena start ululating in the streets of New Delhi.