Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
This is getting a lot of play today:
President George W Bush has signalled a dramatic shift in his Middle East policy by agreeing to discuss the future of Iraq with Iran and Syria despite his belief that the two countries are fuelling the insurgency that has plunged the country into civil war.
It appears that Bush is doing this to support al Maliki, who is calling the meeting. But please count me as totally skeptical of the U.S. role in these meetings. Bush has never believed in negotiation as a tool in international diplomacy and I don't think he's changed his thinking now. So, there's more to this story and I'm suspicious that we'll find out the real story later.