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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 01:10 PM
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http://thinkprogress.org/2008/02/20/gerecht-lets-preten... /

Gerecht: lets pretend to talk to Iran, then bomb.

In this mornings New York Times, Reuel Marc Gerecht, a fellow at the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, advocates talking to the Iranian regime, but only as a way of establishing a pretext for American military action:

The best reason to offer to begin talks with Tehran is that the regime will almost certainly refuse any offer to normalize relations. <>

If the mullahs dont want to negotiate, fine: making the offer is something that must be checked off before the next president could unleash the Air Force and the Navy.
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 01:12 PM
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1. That's completely backwards. Bomb first, then talk.
Edited on Wed Feb-20-08 01:13 PM by thereismore
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 01:14 PM
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2. So we send them a list of demands a mile long
and we bomb them if they don't comply? How so like a Neocon.

"We think of laws as lines we need to move now and then so we don't look like we are crossing them."
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 01:19 PM
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3. What Else is New?
That's been US policy for the last century or more.
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 01:21 PM
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4. Just like Japan Did before Peal Harbor.
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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 02:33 PM
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5. didn't bush say
Iran needs to prove they haulted all nuclear work before he would talk ? This is the problem , they will never be offered a chance to show proof because they will never be believed .
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