This is quite possibly the biggest U.S. foreign policy mistake in the making.
When dealing with a real potential for an enemy, set on your and your allies' demise, which has given no indication to be trusted other than talk, Chamberlain diplomacy is hardly a good idea.
Iran is being led by scum, both the Ayatollah and the President are so eerily remeniscant of Hitlerism, while they speak of picking up where he left off. If this situation isn't pulling a chapter out of history and smacking us square in the nose, I don't know what could be more demanding of undisguised and unambiguous clarity.
But apparently wanting overrides knowing.
From the AP:
A package of incentives presented Tuesday to Iran includes a provision for the United States to supply Tehran with some nuclear technology if it stops enriching uranium - a major concession by Washington, diplomats said.What does this say to the world? Whether or not this decision, if it goes through, or if more rewards are offered and taken, (and why not for that matter -we have shown are extreme willingness to put this behind us) is policy or an exception, the U.S. just encouraged every nuclear-seeking global power from A-Z to build nuclear weapons. And if we don't like it, we might just offer some dandy rewards.
How would anybody undeserving, react to a reward:
President Bush described Iran's reaction as "positive."Did I miss some fine print in the Bush Doctrine?
"We will see if the Iranians take our offer seriously," Bush continued. "The choice is theirs to make."