A Diplomatic Full-Court Press in the Middle East

NY Times, February 13, 2010, International News:

“U.S. Envoys Head Out on a Mission to Rally Iran’s Neighbors”, by Mark Landler:  Washington

“With tensions over Iran’s nuclear ambitions hitting new levels, the United States is mounting a diplomatic full-court press in the Middle East, sending four top diplomats, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, to confer with Arab and Israeli leaders.”

A full-court press is a basketball term to convey an aggressive move towards the opponent’s basket using most of the basketball court, challenging all the way.

This is fun for me as I was on the Rally Committee at UC Berkeley ages ago, went to many sports events, was a competitive athlete and dated “jocks”, particularly college basketball players, and married a guy who rowed on the Yale University crew.

Took a vacation from the blog, but will be posting several more in the next few days.  (This was put on a page in February, 2010.  Just updated it to a post.)



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