Is the U.S. frustrated with Thailand or does it understand?

US Voices Frustration Over Democracy Progress in Thailand – AP, November 20, 2015
The United States has expressed deep frustration over the lack of democratic progress in Thailand after last year’s military coup, saying a new constitution there won’t pass the “smell test” unless civil society helps to draft it…

The Nation reports on a completely different reaction…

Thai politics a complicated affair: Obama – The Nation, November 20, 2015
US President Barack Obama said yesterday he realised that Thailand’s internal politics were complicated, and that the US was ready to cooperate with the Kingdom in its bid to forge a stable democracy…

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