Sunday, June 1, 2008

Jimmy Carter: Make peace with Iran

A startling idea! Imagine, trying to make peace with a nation before going to war against it!

Jimmy Carter calls for US to make friends with Iran after 27 years

"What happens if, in three years time, Iran has a nuclear weapon," Mr Carter asked. "I'm not sure that is going to happen, but if it does, what do we do? They are rational people like all of us in this room. Do they want to commit suicide? I would guess not. So what we have to do is talk with them now and say to them we want to be their friends.
Twenty-five years ago we cut off trading with Iran. We've got to resume trading to show Iran we are friends."
Mr Carter also criticised President George Bush, saying it was a "serious mistake and terrible departure" from the actions of previous US presidents not to engage with countries with which they differed. "The president of the administration in Washington is the first one to have ever done this and I think we close off ourselves from any sort of rational accommodation of the views of other parties in order to reach out on major goals,"
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4 comments:

The Future Was Yesterday said...

You raise an interesting point, but more importantly, highlight a serious threat to the entire world. People who think peace is only attached to bombs. Sometimes, such as when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, that is the the only way, for our very survival as a country was at stake. But Japan directly attacked the US first. The only other attack made upon American soil was by the 911 sicko's, yet the country that contributed 19 of 23 attackers, is courted and fawned over by our own President! For oil, obviously. Yet we are paying four dollars a gallon, and oil just took another huge price leap today!

"They [Iranians] are rational people like all of us in this room."
I think the answer lies buried in that statement. The American People had no quarrel with Iraq. Certainly the Iraqi people are tired of dying in record numbers. And yet, the war proceeds as if in an auditory vacuum!

Why? "....... rational people like all of us in this room."
Except the irrational people were NOT in that room, specifically the few ruling extremists of both nations!!

I'm really glad to see somebody finally talking some common sense!!

george said...

one comment from the history! be CAREFULL the persian. friendly from Greece!

george said...

one comment from the history! be CAREFULL the persian. friendly from Greece!

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