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Old 05-30-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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Real conservatives know that negotiating for peace does not equal appeasement

But did not Ronald Reagan's negotiations with the Evil Empire, as he rebuilt America's military might, bear fruit in a reversal of Moscow's imperial policy and an end to the Cold War?

Richard Nixon went to China and toasted the greatest mass murderer of them all, Mao Zedong, when Maoists were conducting a nationwide purge: the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Yet Nixon ended a quarter century of implacable U.S.-Chinese hostility. Was Nixon's trip to China useless?

Three years after Nikita Khrushchev drowned the Hungarian revolution in blood, Ike had him up to Camp David. John Kennedy ended the most dangerous confrontation of the Cold War, the Cuban missile crisis, by negotiating with that same Butcher of Budapest.

Were Ike, JFK, and Nixon all deluded fools? For the dictators they negotiated with – Khrushchev and Mao – were far greater mass murderers and enemies of America than is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
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There are times where I look at Pat B. and completely disagree with him.

This is not one of those times. This is a GREAT article.

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Old 05-30-2008, 08:20 PM   #3
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I think that you can safely accuse this administration of hypocrisy on this point; North Korea, Libya, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia being obvious examples.
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as much as I despise the administration, better this hypocrisy than four (five?) wars instead of two.
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