But based on what I have read and heard from a variety of sources, I am not so sure about it. To top it off, Iran loves it.
The Iranian government has responded more positively than the Bush Administration has to the Iraq Study Group's proposal for talks between the two. And government sources in Tehran tell TIME that this reflects a sincere and calculated desire among the Iranian leadership for improved relations with Washington.
Death to America the Great Satan, or we want better relations. Which is it? The holocaust never happened or we want better relations with the U.S., which is it?
And why is it necessary to play this game, anyway? Anyone with any understanding of today's realpolitik knows that we have nothing of any value to bargain with.
With all of the bad news comes some good news (well, at least it's promising), out of Iran.
The Arab News reports that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may be headed for a setback.
More people are letting their displeasure with the Iranian president be known.