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July 16, 2006

Democrats' Answer To Middle East War: Diplomacy!

Just watching a montage on an O'Reilly repeat -- of Chris Dodd, Madeleine Albright, Howard Dean -- all preaching the incredible powers of "diplomacy."

Diplomacy is a powerful tool. But it has one key weakness.

The word "No."

As in--

"Stop making nuclear weapons." -- "No."

"Stop firing long-range missiles." -- "No."

"Stop funding terrorists." -- "No."

"Stop killing and kidnapping Israelis." -- "No."

It is baffling to me that Democrats are unaware that, for all the incredible power of diplomacy, all diplomatic efforts can be entirely rebuffed with a single syllable word.

When Democrats are asked what to do about countries which keep saying "No" in response to our diplomacy, they invariably offer one strategy: More diplomacy!

Unaware, I guess, that every country, no matter how poor, has an endless supply of the natural resource known as the word "No."

Apparently they think if we just keep coming after the terrorists and Iranian Mullahs and Norks with more and more precision-guided diplomacy, we will eventually exhaust, attrit, or destroy their stockpiles of the word "No."

I hate to tell them this, but-- "No."


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