Quote of the Week:

Obama and President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam button their jackets after a Oval Office meeting Thursday. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Of course, that’s arguably an accurate observation. But probably not something you want to tell the head of a government that the Committee to Protect Journalists says is engaged in “a campaign of harassment and intimidation that has specifically targeted the country’s few independent online journalists and bloggers.”

Al Kamen, an award-winning columnist on the national staff of The Washington Post, created the “In the Loop” column in 1993.