Appeasement in the Air
Posted by Ryan on November 29, 2006
Mahmoud and Talabani reached a security “agreement” today whose details will be released sometime soon. I’m all for Iraq making deals that it thinks is important, but Iran cannot be trusted. Iran is plainly running for regional hegemon. Only the American presence in Iraq, Israel’s continued existence, and that pesky nuclear issue gets in Mahmoud and the Mullah’s way.
At the same time an article by Dick Morris makes a very good point about modern appeasement. According to Morris, Baker’s bipartisan (I’m already suspicious) commission may ask for direct talks with the Axis of Evil. We would be clearly selling out our principles unless these talks revolved around transparent nuclear inspections, ending all nuclear development, stopping their support for Hezbollah and the Mahdi Army, and warning of “serious consequences” if those conditions are not met… then only then will we talk. The problem is that this Administration does not have the political will to do so.