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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

John Deeth Blog: Leach Pessimistic on Iran

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

Former Iowa Congressman Jim Leach says he is "extremely pessimistic"
about U.S. relations with Iran. "We've administered a policy analogous
to the same policy we've had towards Cuba, both attitudinally and in
effect, of not talking and of basically refusing to deal on a
respectful basis," the head of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of
Government told Iowa Independent. "Isolating a potential foe is in
many circumstances counterproductive. Just as we should be having
more civil relations as much as we disagree with Castro, I think if we
had more civil relations with Iran we'd be in much better
circumstances to achieve a diplomatic outcome."

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