Americans Get It

So it turns out that Barack Obama’s proposal to talk to countries like Iran, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela and Cuba turns out to be remarkably popular. His proposal draws 48 percent support among Republicans and 40-60 point margins among independents and Democrats. I’ve always been a little curious about why John McCain has chosen to make this such a major line of attack against Obama, but now I’m really confused. Its an argument that McCain can’t win. Not only is his position not at all popular, but it ties him to Bush, which is never good for him.

I’m really quite heartened by this result. Talking to countries that we don’t agree with makes a lot of sense. We obviously shouldn’t be giving up major concessions that are against our interests, but there are simply no major downsides to talking to our enemies. If Chavez, Castro, Kim and company really are as crazy as the right claims they are then they won’t give any concessions and we won’t be any worse off than before. In fact, we’d even be a little better, because the US would be seen as reaching out to find constructive solutions, in sharp opposition to the position we’ve taken under Bush. But if our enemies really aren’t as crazy as the crazies in the US discourse want us to think they are and in fact are open to bargaining in search of mutually advantageous solutions, then the US comes out massively ahead. Its good to know that Americans get it.

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2 responses to “Americans Get It

  1. I too listen to MB faithfully each day. I had feeling there was something more to it than just the selling of the station. Just goes to show what we as a people are still up against in this country. Every stride we take there are 10+ feet kicking, trying to trip us. It’s time for change. When you get time, goto this site and read the syory on Obama. http://fiftyligit.blogspot.com
    If you know how to get this site to MB, send it to him and all your readers. Link it if you will. Just get it out to people

  2. Take a good look and see whats really going on. If something is not done to insure the safety of this country, we can definately kiss it goodbye. America has TOO TOO many enemies right now and the same old people are not being excepted by Heads of State in other Countries. Many are ready to raise up against this Country who is percieved by the the rest of the world as A BULLY. Change has to come. Read up on this at http://fiftyligit.blogspot.com

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