Since then, both the White House and
When combined with the plethora of misinformation that continues to swirl around the 9/11 terrorist attack on the American consulate in
With the debate focusing on foreign policy and the election just two weeks away, the timing of the article in the New York Times adds both credibility and suspicion to the story. Both scenarios only further cloud an already murky picture.
If true, the negotiations could strengthen President Obama’s position in the Monday night debate by giving him another talking point to add to his Osama bin Laden legacy.
On the other hand, such a tentative agreement with
Further complicating the story is the intricate global chess game being waged on a dangerous scale involving nuclear weapons and national security.
Candidate Obama stated in a debate prior to the 2008 election that he would make every effort to negotiate with
The events in
Talk is good. Real talk. The problem is that when they aren’t blowing themselves, and innocent bystanders, up in the
Yassar Arafat was a great talker. He would tell us one thing in English and then say something completely different in Arabic to his followers.
Do we truly believe we can have honest negotiations with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? The truth is that all the time we are talking about talking,
Hillary Clinton has been talking for four years. She has logged thousands, if not millions, of miles flying from one Middle Eastern hot spot to the next and in a matter of hours the entire region was in flames.
Have we forgotten what talks with Hitler did for Neville Chamberlain?
For the Iranian regime, capitalizing on the American election buys them a little more time. In their devious manner of thinking, they may believe such a ploy could help re-elect President Obama. Make no mistake, Mitt Romney is an unknown quantity for
But there is another factor to consider, if the one-on-negotiation story is true. Who is to say the agreement will not be canceled once the election is over? If there is no longer a reason for
Netanyahu knows all too well that
To paraphrase William Shakespeare, “To talk or not to talk, that is the question.” There is plenty of talk to go around in the
It will be interesting to watch the final debate to see whether Barack Obama and Mitt Romney want to talk about it.
Peabod is Bob Taylor, owner of Taylored Media Services in
Taylored Media has produced marketing videos for British Rail, Rail Europe, Switzerland Tourism, the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council, the Finnish Tourist Board, the Swiss Travel System and Japan Railways Group among others. As author of The Century Club book, Peabod is now attempting to travel to 100 countries or more during his lifetime. To date he has visited 70 countries.
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