The United States has been in talks with Iran for over thirty years. These talks have enabled Iran at every turn to appear to want peace and negotiation, but in the end talking has proven a distraction.
One of the largest strawmen that the Left has constructed is this: The Right does not talk, it only bombs. We must talk, they say, as if we never have. They conveniently forget that the Berlin Wall fell without a shot fired.
This accusation is really a reflexive lashing out, a displayed frustration at the fact that many times, perhaps most times, talking with totalitarian regimes doesn’t produce the results America wants. Is it so profound to think that regimes and leaders who practice genocide, ethnic cleansing, brutal suppression of dissent and hold to near-future visions of Apocalypse may not be so sensitive as to cease these activities merely because they were told to do so?
What exactly is it that those who worship at the alter of diplomacy wish to negotiate with Iran? What can we say that Ahmadinejad hasn’t heard before?
We’ve dithered long enough. The Left will squeal and kick should we take military action. This we know. And we should ignore it. But the fact is, too many words have made us look indecisive and weak; perhaps the hallmark of this administration. This kind of operation is exactly the kind at which our small, capable military excels: Hit hard and leave.