Be Wary of Unconditional Talks

Sunday, July 5, 2009
According to the New York Times, "the most important group of religious leaders in Iran called the disputed presidential election and the new government illegitimate on Saturday, an act of defiance against the country’s supreme leader and the most public sign of a major split in the country’s clerical establishment."

Immediately after, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared "I will go to the United Nations and will invite Obama to negotiations."

Sound familiar?

"With Obama, talks could happen anywhere he wants," Fidel Castro, December 5th, 2008.

When tyrants face mounting domestic pressure, they always seek talks or negotiations with democratic nations -- particularly the United States -- as a means of gaining legitimacy and demoralizing the opposition.