So Iran is releasing those 15 British prisoners--thanks to diplomacy. If they were American detainees President John Wayne Bush we would have invaded and started a whole other war.
We all know that we would have gone down a different road in Iraq if we had really given diplomacy a chance and especially the weapons inspectors more time.
Then we have speaker Pelosi talking to the Syrians--what a traitor!! That's basically what they are saying on the right. Yeah, it's traitorous to have an open dialog with our enemies. How can we resolve war if we do not talk and negotiate with our enemies? We all know by now that the Iraq war can not be ended militarily. The military is not built for negotiating and bringing a political solution to end a war. That takes fine tuning with specific, delicate tools that diplomats and politicians wield. The military is like a big hammer. You can not use a hammer to fix hole in the wall. It will only create another hole in the wall. Using force at this point in the war is only creating more enemies.
It's sadly ironic that even conservatives now believe that the end of the Iraq war will only occur through political means and yet they are blocking the politicians and diplomats from doing just that!! Rather they are saying that we should manage this war from the ground and leave the diplomacy and such to the generals on the ground!!! Middle school civics students understand diplomacy better then this president and "his people" do.
~Peace to all beings~