Washington (CNN) — Three-quarters of Americans say they favor direct diplomatic negotiations with Iran in an attempt to prevent that country from developing nuclear weapons, according to a new national poll.
Just one in five questioned in a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning say they opposed negotiations with Tehran.
Yes, I’m sure this is true, because I’m equally sure that most Americans are gutless idiots.
No totalitarian enemy of the United States – and that is exactly what Iran is – has ever been swayed by “negotiations.” England “negotiated” its way to “peace in our time” with Adolf Hitler, although the actual result was the near destruction of England itself. North Korea “negotiated” their way to possession of nuclear weapons. North Vietnam “negotiated” its way to full control of South Vietnam and victory after killing close to sixty thousand Americans. Iran will “negotiate” its way to possession of nuclear weapons, which has been its goal all along, and from the pursuit of which it has never wavered.
History tells us this is the path of fecklessness, but Americans, willing to do anything, give up anything, swallow anything in pursuit of fairy tales that promise “jaw jaw” won’t lead to “war war,” continue to cheer on the fast talkers who claim, despite all the evidence, that this time negotiations will work.
For all I know, Barack Obama is so besotted with the powers of his leaden Teleprompter Tongue that he actually believes this stuff. And why not? Apparently a lot of American dumbasses believe it as well.