New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a veteran of diplomatic missions to hotspots all over the world, offered his take on Iran and its nuclear ambitions today at the Center for National Policy.
USA TODAY's Barbara Slavin reports that there was standing room only as Richardson called for "broad, bilateral, unconditional negotiations with Iran -- with all subjects open for discussion." He said the Bush administration should give up talk of regime change, Slavin reports, and not fund Iranian émigré groups "in the delusional expectation that they will somehow be able to topple the regime."
He's got a very good diplomatic record, and it seems obvious to me that talking is better than shooting although some in the White House might disagree.
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