So two people sit before a table, to dine together. One has taken in hand the cake which both are entitled to, and slices off 80 percent as his own, and, as FAO advisers urge them on, keeps nibbling away, chunk by chunk, at the remaining 20% while assuring everyone the bad guy is the other chap, who keeps complaining that the small share he is begging for is disappearing. In step the Obamas and Blairs of the world, and tell him to shut up and negotiate with the epicure for whatever crumbs might remain after he's satisfied his insatiable greed. It's called honest brokerage, like what you get from your representative on Wall Street.
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