Wednesday, January 31, 2007
It is quite astonishing that there can be this level of disagreement on US policy towards the single state on this planet that can destroy US.
One would have thought there will be at leat a fundamental agreement on the observation that (in the eternal words of R.N.) "we and the Russians can never be friends but we cannot afford to be enemies."
Since Russia is in a critical position to be both "unhelpful", and cooperative in America's dealings with Iran, I am curious about the chatter between these two countries, and particularly with regard to the Bush government seeming provocations against Iran.
McCain, Guiliani, et al., on offer, I do not hold out much hope for any future improvement on bilateral Russian-American relations.
George Frost Kennan, where are you when we need you?
Rather depressing actually.
Very clear disagreements in perspectives and even American participants who disagree with the Bush Administration were still not finding common ground.
I don't want to violate the off the record stipulations but suffice it to say major gaps in perception about Iran and what needs to happen.