Who’s the Real Appeaser?

Follow this link to the article by Fareed Zakaria.

I think this article’s title does not do it justice. More than just an attack on Bush’s policies, it seems to me that it talks sense about the Mideast. It is a positive statement about what talking with one’s adversaries can do. It is also about understanding the motivations of ones adversaries.

I chose to use the word adversary instead of the word enemy. In this usage, I think of an adversary as one who stakes out a position that is contrary to the one you desire. On the other hand, an enemy is one that is seemingly unalterably hostile to you. It is not wise to behave in a way that  turns an adversary into an enemy.

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