Friday, January 30, 2009

Not a mash letter.

The O'bama administration has been drafting a letter to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
It is the subject of a number of weeks of hard, careful work. The Iranian President knows that it is coming and he has stated that it will be read. The Doser thinks this sort of initiative is a hopeful one. (A similar overture should be made to Cuba.) Only self-righteous, narcissistic administrations can believe that we should not even talk with other governments. Iran is mindful of the twenty-six years of Shah rule that ensued from the last intervention of the US. Nobody gave us the world to run. We should make every effort to live in it with the other tenants. The Reps. will want to take the position that, just talking with a nation which has very different goals than ours, borders on treason. Good that O'bama doesn't subscribe to that notion! Because of its uncertainty regarding our intentions, it seems likely that Ahmadinejad will be reading the letter for indications of true change.

1 comment:

Drew said...

Jim: Well said. I couldn't agree more and could not have said it better (which makes me jealous, as I like to consider myself a good writer). Drew