Monday, January 22, 2007

Diplomacy and Deal Making

Sarah sent me a link to this article |WaPo| where Condi expresses her opinion that diplomacy is more than deal-making. My thought is that she's invoking some sort of game theory that people have different interests and different amounts of bargaining power.

But the article does offer an interesting glimpse into the mindset of this administration that won't even talk to important world players like Iran or North Korea directly because it's seemingly beneath their dignity as the world sole hyperpower.

If I were at the press conference, I would counter that when Dubya was buying countries off so they would send a token force to invade Iraq and thus be part of his (oh-so-ironically titled) coalition of the willing, that was straight deal-making.

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