Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Thawing Of
With Iran?

Charles, at Little Green Footballs, seems to think George Bush has gone off the rails with regard to the Iraq war and our relationship with Iran. I agree. I think we have been seeing hints of this for quite some time:

The Bush administration is perilously close to jumping the tracks. I’ve
supported the President through the long course of the war that began on
September 11, but it’s starting to look like he’s simply getting tired; he won’t
defend his administration against attacks, he won’t defend the country against
illegal immigration, he won’t do anything to stop the media leaks that cripple
our national security ... and now this:
U.S., Iran end 27-year diplomatic freeze.

The Bush Administration in the past have blamed Iran for directly training the forces who kill our troops in Iraq. They have also blamed Iran for bunding Hizballah and Hamas. They have also targeted Iran for it's threats against the state of Israel, and for its complicity with the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad who was under investigation for the assassination of the Leganese President.

Now, we're ending our 27-year long diplomatic freeze?

If this isn't some sort of Corleonesque trick (Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer"), then George Bush's legacy may end up being worse than that of Jimmy Carter.
UPDATE: Looks like Newt Gingrich agrees with me about the Carter comparison.