The on-line headline on this editorial is “Modi’s existential challenge to Obama.”
That confused me. Did Mr. Modi personally threaten the President? Or is it that India threatens to conquer and destroy the United States? Say what?
Actually, as far as I can tell the article boils down to this: Mr. Modi is still miffed that the United States sanctioned him after the Gujarat riots, which might affect relationships. Plus, India’s new leader intends to visit other countries before the United States. So this proves that President Obama has been unable to do anything ever with respect to foreign policy. And that threatens to kill the President!
Or something. The whole thing is a bit of a headscratcher. Can somebody explain what Mr. Luce is trying to say? He’s a smart guy, usually not so obfuscatory, and so I’m not immediately dismissive. Help, please?