I am frustrated with the current administrations unwillingness to engage in diplomacy to end this Israeli-Hizballah conflict with countries that they disagree with such as Syria. What is the point in diplomacy if you do not talk to your "enemies??" Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage agrees:
"I think [the Syrians] want to get involved," Armitage says. "I think they want to become more central to the solution and you might as well give them the opportunity."
"We get a little lazy, I think, when we spend all our time as diplomats talking to our friends and not to our enemies," he adds.
GOI: I also think that engaging in direct talks with Syria could help us further isolate Iran. In not talking with Syria we are increasing the divide between our two countries and pushing Syria increasingly into the arms of the radical Iranian government.
It never hurts to keep talking. The minute countries stop talking is the minute assumptions begin emerging, things start falling apart and soon bombs are flying back and forth.
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