Embarrassed about their visa for Thaksin? So they should be
The incident last week when Thaksin Shinawatra was booed and jeered during his visit to the US clearly showed diplomacy wrongly done can be very embarrassing.
The United States, a "model" in democracy and righteousness, was compelled to explain why it had granted Thaksin a visa despite his status as a runaway convict. The truth still remains that the Thai-US extradition agreement of 1990 is in order.
The Thai Foreign Ministry, whose minister is also Thaksin's cousin, was tasked to bring Thaksin back to serve his jail term, but still hasn't moved on it.
One question arises: Who should be called the real cause of this diplomatic embarrassment?