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On at least one Persian Gulf issue, Gates has been associated with a different approach than the one now being pursued. In the summer of 2004, Gates and former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski co-chaired a task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations that argued for opening a dialogue with Iran. The task force’s report contended that the lack of American engagement with Iran had harmed American interests, and advocated direct talks with the Iranians. “Just as the United States has a constructive relationship with China (and earlier did so with the Soviet Union) while strongly opposing certain aspects of its internal and international policies, Washington should approach Iran with a readiness to explore areas of common interests while continuing to contest objectionable policy,” said the report, entitled “Iran: Time for a New Approach.”
Originally posted by malakia
My question is what gives us the right to tell other countries that you can't have nuclear weapons, when we have them ourselves. Is our government really that paranoid that they are worried that some little tiny country is going to destroy the United States or is it that they are worried that these little countries will stop all their plans for world domination. Isn't this the same thing as a pot calling the kettle black?