Friday, June 02, 2006

The Diplomacy Game

The Financial Times suggests that Washington has "lost touch with the style of Iranian diplomacy, in which ambiguity is a vital part of the process." The article continues:
Manouchehr Mottaki, the Iranian foreign minister, described the difference in approaches on a trip to Armenia in February. "Americans really love American football, the main aim of which is attack," he said. "But we have a cultural preference for chess and we approach problems calmly, taking account of all the circumstances."
Perhaps we should simply take on the Mullahs in a chess match in order to settle our differences.

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