Under no circumstances will they negotiate with evil or compromise with the very values that define them.
But they stand ready and willing to meet and negotiate with anyone whose interests coicide with America's.
Rand Simburg has more. And, Glenn Reynolds wonders if the Dems have finally found a "rogue regime they won't negotiate with?"
Clearly, they understand who the real enemies of this country are; and they are not afraid to stand up for the truth, no matter what the sacrifice!
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo, just back from a trip to Syria that brought sharp criticism from Republicans and the Bush administration, suggested Tuesday that the two may be interested in taking another diplomatic trip -- to open a dialogue with Iran.
The Democratic speaker from San Francisco and Lantos, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, were asked at a news conference in San Francisco on Tuesday whether on the heels of their recent trip to the Middle East they would be interested in extending their diplomacy in the troubled region with a visit to Iran.
"Speaking just for myself, I would be ready to get on a plane tomorrow morning, because however objectionable, unfair and inaccurate many of (Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's) statements are, it is important that we have a dialogue with him,'' Lantos said. "Speaking for myself, I'm ready to go -- and knowing the speaker, I think that she might be.''
Pelosi did not dispute that statement, and noted that Lantos -- a Hungarian-born survivor of the Holocaust -- brought "great experience, knowledge and judgment" to the recent bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Israel, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia in addition to Syria.
"I find the president of Iran's remarks to be so repulsive that they are outside the circle of civilized human behavior,'' Pelosi said, referring to Ahmadinejad's past comments that Israel should be wiped off the face of the map and his questioning of the existence of the Holocaust.
"But a person of Mr. Lantos' stature and personal experience is saying that -- even as a Holocaust survivor and even recognizing the outrageous statements of the president of Iran -- it's important to have dialogue. I think that speaks volumes.''
Yes, it does speak volumes, Nancy! I urge you to have tea with Mr. Ahmadinejad and come to a civilized agreement for all our sakes. And when you come back triumphantly with a signed letter from him, you can know that you proudly follow in the footsteps of that great British statesman, Neville Chamberlain. Indeed, through your efforts, we will once again have "peace for our time." We can call it the Tehran Agreement.
Please be sure to read the links. Though these days, with the ongoing deconstruction of history by the postmodern left, history is not thought to be very important anymore. Nevertheless, you may see some interesting parallels that entirely escape the morally superior Democrats.