Talkin’ Shit

The US has agreed to talk to Iran, on the condition it “first agrees to suspend its programs to enrich uranium and reprocess spent nuclear fuel.” Condi Rice sent the message to Iran via the Swiss government.

"We urge Iran to make this choice for peace, to abandon its ambition for nuclear weapons," Rice said.

Refusal to do so, she said, "will lead to international isolation and progressively stronger political and economic sanctions."
I don’t see how useful and productive diplomacy can start with the issuance of an ultimatum, the parameters of which we’re not even willing to adhere ourselves, but wev. That’s why I’m some schlub in Indiana and not the Secretary of State.

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