Thursday, June 01, 2006

Designed to fail

Another Salon link - they've been firing on all cylinders this week. The War Room posits that the White House's overture to Iran was designed to be so unyielding, absolute and arrogant that Iran would be sure to turn it down. The box next to diplomacy could be checked off while the bombers were warming up in the hangers.

"Sure we'll negotiate with you, but before we even meet you have to agree to give us everything we want first."

1 comment:

Gazetteer said...

Paul William Roberts writes about how this was exactly how things went down prior to the Iraq invasion.

Are we now so historically blind that something that happened three years ago is so fossilized that it might as well have taken place prior to the the time when dinosaurs stomped on the terra?

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