Thursday, May 22, 2008

Talk as prelude to triumph

An oped column in today's New York Times implicitly defends President Bush's insinuation that Barack Obama, is his openness to meeting America's adversaries at the conference table, is an appeaser. Nathan Thrall and Jesse James Wilkins cite the one-sided discussion that John Kennedy walked into by meeting with Nikita Khruschev in June 1961. In my view, though, they make a case against going to the table unprepared -- quite a different thing from whether to talk or not. See what you think, at Kennedy Talked, Khrushchev Triumphed.

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