Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Talking With the Enemy

Is fine, but as long as yo do it with clear eyes. Yes, this is follow up on my commentary yesterday about Ahmednuttyjihad's speech at Columbia U.

People say we should talk with Iran, Syria, North Korea (but then they are quick to want war on our allies). I say fine, but as long as it is understood to whom we are talking to and what it will most likely accomplish – nothing.

The problem is most of those calling for talks assume those we will engage will talk seriously and I seriously doubt that and when the talks lead to the inevitable nothing it will certainly not be due to the intransigence of our enemies but the critics will blame ourselves for the talks failure.

If you want to talk for the sake of talking that is fine, just do not expect anything worthwhile to come of it.