Austin Bay On the US/Iranian Dance

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    president's popularity fall, the more I seem to like some of his decisions.

    It was understandable that we never wanted to negotiate with Iran, after the hostage crisis of the early 80's. But it definitely seems to be time, and it's nice to see Bush act flexibly rather than with his former stubborness (which would have ruled out talking to the Axis of Evil), and at least look like he's negotiating.

    It might be better to engage for real. After all, there isn't much choice. Iran's perfectly aware that building a nuclear bomb gives it increased clout. With hard-liners at the helm, sanctions are not likely to be effective. But the promised of various types of cooperation and international recognition in return for giving up the bomb project might work... and if it doesn't, we can say we tried before moving to more drastic steps.

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