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Paul Mirengoff has an excellent post over at Power Line about the ludicrous claim in the Washington Post that, in the course of exchanges between consultants to the Iraq Study Group, James Dobbins “won over” our Cliff May to the notion that the U.S. should negotiate with Iran. 

Saying that we should threaten the mullahs with dire consequences, Cliff’s suggestion, is hardly an endorsement of the diplo-dialogue the ISG envisions.  I don’t detect a lot of daylight between what Cliff has said and what I’ve been saying (see here, here, here and here).  By the Post’s lights, I guess we also negotiated with Saddam since we threatened him with dire consequences before following through … with dire consequences for Saddam.



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