Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Net Loss

A good article on the new hope and change policy of talking with our enemies and assuming we are just one breakthrough away from being their friends.

When we talk to our enemies, we tend to make many of our friends nervous that we will strike a deal at their expense. I guarantee that if talks with Iran get going, before long our European friends will wonder where they fit in to our deals?

Such a policy does not make new friends except at the expense of existing friends and people who deserve to be our friends. In the end, this policy just leads to a net loss of friends.

Is it so hard to keep in mind that some people aren't worthy of being our friends?

UPDATE: Sowell puts it well, writing:

Barack Obama is following a long practice among those on the left of being hard on our allies and soft on our enemies.

So we'll have fewer of the former and more of the latter.