To hell with Iran and Syria

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 11:17 am by Neal

National Review’s Rich Lowry has this piece today, “Bush Adrift,” on whether President Bush is actually functioning as commander-in-chief. Lowry also addresses the “grand idea” of the upcoming Baker-Hamilton Study Group report:

If press reports are to be believed, the grand idea of the Baker-Hamilton Group is start a regional dialogue including Iran and Syria. This recommendation is hopefulness disguised as hardheadedness. It seems admirably tough-minded to be willing to talk to your odious adversaries, but it is wishful thinking to believe that anything useful to American strategic interests can come of it. So long as we are in a downward slide in the Iraq War, Iran and Syria only have an incentive to keep pushing us down and out.

You’ve got to be kidding. Perhaps we should send Jimmy Carter to the talks.

This is like General Patton recommending that we start a regional dialogue with Germany and Italy to address the violence in France in 1944.

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