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2003 Peace Offer

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posted on Jan, 18 2007 @ 09:00 AM
The BBC is reporting that Iran offered a 'peace' plan in 2003. Although Sectcretary Powell thought it was a good plan it was rejected by the Vice President's office. The successes of Hezbollah over the summer have weakened the US position. It may have emboldened Iran as well. It is unlikely that the US will get as good an offer as in 2003.
Tehran proposed ending support for Lebanese and Palestinian militant groups and helping to stabilise Iraq following the US-led invasion.
Offers, including making its nuclear programme more transparent, were conditional on the US ending hostility.
But Vice-President Dick Cheney's office rejected the plan, the official said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Another example of imperial hubris? The mission accomplished mentality has come back to bite us. Instead of taking what seems like a good offer the administration gambled that they would be in a better position to bargain or make demands later.
Since when does the Vice-President make these types of decisions. The case for total incompetence of the present adminisration is overwhelming this is just an additional example. But it is difficult to feel safer when decisions like this are made. It defies logic. Of course it would be very difficult to vilify Iran now if we had accepted their offer them.

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