David Cameron is in a pickle over his remarks about Pakistan and its involvement in terror. Let's face it, everything we hear and read suggests that he is right in his conclusion that there are senior people in Pakistan who are actively involved in the export of terror. But perhaps it was naive, even dangerous of him, to air his views in neighbouring India.
He is now Prime Minister and rules of diplomacy apply,which means in the interest of the United Kingdom, there are times when he needs to be circumspect with the truth, especially in public. He has delighted one country at the expense of another, a sign, some say, of immaturity and arrogance on his part. Was there no one of experience around, prior to his speech, to even suggest to Mr Cameron that he not make his incendiary comments?
At home, David Cameron has impressed with his sure approach to the job of Prime Minister, but in striding the world stage he needs to engage a little less tongue and a bit more brain to gain respect.