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“Now Bush Is Appeasing Iran”



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Michael Rubin, who is also an NRO contributor, has an important piece in the Wall Street Journal today with some tough things to say about the Bush’s apparent about-turn on Iran.

Among his points:

* Diplomacy is not wrong, but President Bush’s reversal is diplomatic malpractice on a Carter-esque level that is breathing new life into a failing regime.

* Ms. Rice’s State Department has bolstered Ahmadinejad and his fellow travelers. As Ahmadinejad begins his re-election campaign, he can say he has successfully brought Washington to its knees through blunt defiance, murder of U.S. troops in Iraq, and Holocaust denial. Should he win re-election in 2009, he will have Mr. Bush’s whiplash diplomacy to thank for his greatest – and, given the state of his economy, perhaps only – victory.

The full article can be read here.


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