Prediction: nothing good will come of this.
The Bush administration is perilously close to jumping the tracks. I've supported the President through the long course of the war that began on September 11, but it's starting to look like he's simply getting tired; he won't defend his administration against attacks, he won't defend the country against illegal immigration, he won't do anything to stop the media leaks that cripple our national security ... and now this: U.S., Iran end 27-year diplomatic freeze.
The thing that's most remarkable to me is that anybody could think that we have any viable options at the moment. Not talking sure hasn't done any good with Iran (or N Korea, or Venezuela, or Cuba or.....) and there is simply no military option at all short of nuking the place, and hopefully some rational generals would stop anything that suicidal. Like it or not, Iran is going to be a big factor in the future of Iraq and we need to have a presence in those discussions. Hopefully we can bring up the issue of their nuclear program as well. But please, keep talking even if it does make the right wingers crazy...
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