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Neville Obama

timatotoro Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 12:05 AM
First, your premise is wrong. It has been the stated policy of the United States, whether GOP or Dem not to negotiate with terrorist. Dealing with Terror supporting state actors is another thing altogether. Neither presidents of either party have an unblemished record on this account. Reagan sent weapons to Iran and supported Iraq when it was convenient. Bush supported Noriega, who was funding narco-terrorist, and then turned on him. It goes on. As to Iran circa 1978, short of a directly military involvement, it was unlikely that the Revolution would not have occurred, considering the US had supported the Shah for some 20+ years, both Dem and GOP presidents, so the US had virtually zero cred with the Iran people.
Gordon110 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 9:57 AM
Either way, GOP or Dem, sitting down at a table with people who deny the Holocaust and whose stated goal is to wipe Israel off the face of the earth is a non-starter. It was hubris on the part of Carter, Clinton, and Obama to believe that their superior intellect and negotiating skills would win the day for democracy in the middle east. These people love death more than life. Golda Meir said it best:"There will be peace in the middle east when our enemies love their children as much as they hate ours".
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