Our Politicians do no know how to negotiate. During my career in the market place, I negotiated contracts as a supplier of components to one of the Nations Defense Contractors. Weeks of secret preparations were made before the two day session each year. No one wanted to give away their weekness. I always studied the strategy & tactic of negotiating that I had learned in Courses that I had taken. Back to my original premise: Politicians don't know about negotiating. One of the examples always covered in these courses was the Negotiation between China and the US in the Viet Nam Peace talks. The US was always up against a self imposed time line. We were renting Hotel Rooms for our Diplomats. Later it was learned, the Chinese has leased ( cont'