Friday, August 19, 2005

Here's an interesting thing

I am also inclined to agree with Hagel:

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=politicsNews&storyID=2005-08-19T164653Z_01_WRI960027_RTRIDST_0_POLITICS-IRAN-USA-DC.XML

This is an opportunity for GW to let his inner statesman come out. Forgive me if I nearly collapse with laughter at the thought of an inner statesman in GW, but I could be wrong. I was wrong once years ago about something. Can't remember what, though. ; - )

Anyway, I think Hagel is right. Hip mentioned something along these lines just yesterday, I think. Hip, you should work at State, not that Rice would listen, but you never know.

7 Comments:

Blogger Don said...

Yeah, he makes sense. Of course if he's angling for '08 he has to start differentiating himself. But this is big differentiation. Nor would partnering with Iran need to seem contradictory to our Iraq stance. The situations are quite different and can be sold as such. Iraq was unstable, for example, so much so that our intelligence was compromised. And the post-9/11 madness in that region needed correcting. Or something. But this is five years later, Iran is not unstable, and a new generation of leadership is emerging. They need to be developed as partners with the U.S., not as justifiably rabid enemies.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Harry said...

It wasnm't that our Iraq intel was compromised by an unstable Iraq so much as it was a reliance on untrustworthy human agents, an overreliance on electronic intel, and cherry picking by an administration bent on invading Iraq for reasons unrelated to 9/11 beyond an opportunity to sell the American people a bill of goods.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Wiggy said...

I'm speechless (definitely a rare occurrence). I don't know whether to run screaming, or to invest in Duct Tape Stock. This country is going to need a lot of duct tape over the next three years for Prez Georgie's lips - because he is definitely making this girl cry, so he must be making others cry also. Three years. Yikes.

Hip, you should work at State, not that Rice would listen, but you never know.

I think Hip would like that assignment: That Comely Condie is his type, me thinks ;-)

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Wiggy said...

HARRY, WHERE ARE YOU?!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Harry said...

Hey Wiggy,I've been deep in a busy time at a job that grew exponentially over the past couple of months. I only get to do this at work, so, it suffers.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering ;-)

5:52 PM  
Anonymous Wiggy said...

There the comment box made me anon again... I think I've been de-Wiggyfied. Maybe I actually don't exist anymore... Spooky.

5:53 PM  

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