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Gallup: 67% Of Americans Want To Meet With Enemies

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    Many people don't even have a clue who our real enemies are...

    Something to ponder.
     
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    Shut the.... well never mind.
     
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    You first, honey! :D;)
     
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    Yeah, the meeting with Kruschev was by all accounts (including from JFK himself) a nightmare. All it did was convince the Russians that Kennedy was weak and didn't know what he was doing. It emboldened them to make aggressive moves like erecting the Berlin wall, restarting above ground nuke testing, and moving nuclear weapons into Cuba. Other than that Kennedy's meeting went great.
     
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    Getting back to the topic at hand, would support that we meet with all enemies face to face, this saber rattling in the press goes nowhere..
     
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    I thought we were talking about the topic at hand? I think it's wrong to send an inexperienced person to do something as important as discussions with Crazy Muppet in Iran. Send the new guys to talk to England. For the real negotiations you need a guy who can't be rolled or intimidated. If Kruschev could intimidate JFK, what would Hugo Chavez or Crazy Muppet do to Obama?

    Furthermore, since the original topic was about the president meeting face to face--that's something you reserve for the real powers and the good countries. I don't believe the US should reward a country like Iran for behaving badly.

    YMMV.
     
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    Is it a reward to meet with someone to try to influence them to do something differently?? Did not mention the prez.. at some point maybe, but not initially.

    keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
     
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    That's what wes was posting about, and what I was reacting to. I don't have a problem sending diplomats and talking face to face. I just don't think Bush (or in a few months, McCain or Obama) should be talking to every little fly that buzzes along.

    Re-read post #1. Says president, and what I've been talking about the whole time.
     

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