Friday, July 14, 2006

There Is No
Negotiating
With Evil


Neo Neocon has a great post up today about diplomacy and its limitations. The point is, one can not negotiate endlessly with evil men, because evil men will simply use the negotiation process as a stall until they are ready to kill you. Besides think about how absurd the idea of meeting evil halfway is, when you really get down to it.

Here's a quote, mentioned in Neo's post, from William Garrison, the New England Abolitionist:


With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.