The Flipside of Biden's Remarks

Monday, June 15, 2009
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on NBC's Meet the Press:

"Talks with Iran are not a reward for good behavior," Biden said.

"They're only a consequence, if the president makes a judgment that's in the best interest of the United States of America -- our national security interests -- to talk with the Iranian regime."

Substituting Iran for Cuba, would this imply that if Cuba is not a security threat to the U.S. -- as opponents of current U.S. policy like to argue -- that talks with Cuba should then only be as a reward for good behavior?

Seems like a fair point.