Posted by Ryan on November 27, 2006
Iraqi President Talabani met with the Iranian puppet-man, I mean President Ahmadinejad, in an attempt to reach out to Iraq’s neighbor who is quite obviously fomenting and funding the sectarian violence and militias in Iraq. Talabani’s act simply makes sense– a sovereign and calculated act by an independent Iraqi government looking out for its own best interest.
In other news, Israeli Prime Minister Olmert is ready to reach out to the Palestinians and reach some kind of deal to ensure a continued ceasefire.
Meanwhile, the New York Slimes is saying, that Baker’s commission will suggest direct talks with Syria and Iran on stabilization in Iraq (yet another endoresement of the notion that Iran and Syria are substantively behind much of the violence in Iraq).
I think that these overt overtures by Iraq, Israel and potentially the US are all designed to mute any white noise in future negotiations if or when a US/Iran rapprochement were to take place. Just a hunch.