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Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Condi talks "diplomacy"

In one sentence, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ups the threats against Iran:
"Our partners in Europe and beyond need to exploit Iran's vulnerabilities more vigorously and impose greater costs on the regime economically, financially, politically and diplomatically."
and then in the next she tries to pretend she knows the meaning of the word "diplomacy":
"Diplomacy is not a synonym for talking. True diplomacy means structuring a set of incentives and disincentives to produce change in behavior."
Would that there were someone or something that could conduct that kind of "true diplomacy" with the United States, where a "change in behavior" is sorely needed, and not just a change in the faces behind the desks in Washington.

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