April 29, 2009

AND OF WHAT DOES rEALISM CONSIST...:

Carter says US-Syria ties could return this year (FRANK BAJAK, 4/29/09, AP)

Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that the United States and Syria are close to restoring full diplomatic ties, but he doubted Cuba's new openness means its leaders are ready to grant free speech or change their political system.

Syrian President Bashar Assad is "very eager" to restore full ties with Washington, Carter said. [...]

The United States withdrew its ambassador to Syria in 2005 after a political assassination widely blamed on Syria — a claim Damascus denies. Washington has long objected to Syria's support for the Hezbollah and Hamas militant groups as well as its alliance with Iran.


...besides giving your enemies what they want as a sign of your good faith.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 29, 2009 12:10 PM
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