I wrote this former post [Bush Administration Actions Encourage Diplomacy, Despite Vitriol Against Diplomacy], upset that Bush and McCain have acted like it is irrational for a politician to have talks with dictators – they have used the statement as a way of attacking Barack Obama for saying that he would consider talking with Ahmadinejad. The president implied that only really bad people would do such a thing…
Apparently Nouri al-Maliki (Our Guy), Prime Minister of Iraq, has been talking with Iran.
Apparently GHW Bush talked to such fellows himself.
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