Given President Bush’s track record in bringing democracy and stability to the Middle East and the Administration’s ever-eroding moral high ground, perhaps it’s time to think outside the sandbox. Talk to Iran.
Being backed into a face-saving, nationalistic corner is no safe place for an apocalyptic leader such as Mahmoud Amadinejad.
Kissinger talked to Le Duc Tho. Nixon spoke to Mao. Martin sat down with Lewis. Ali with Frazier. There’s precedent.