Death to Diplomacy
July 26, 2006
Irvine, CA--Even those who blame Hezbollah and Hamas for initiating war on Israel claim that Israel's retaliation must be halted, because ultimately only diplomacy can yield a long-term resolution. They say the same about how America should handle the nuclear-bomb-chasing North Korean and Iranian regimes. "But the advocates of diplomacy with our enemies are dead wrong--such 'diplomacy' necessarily encourages aggression and paves the road to catastrophes," said Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute.
"Diplomacy is only proper between nations with interests in common. It is not possible with committed enemies such as Iran. One cannot reach a mutually beneficial settlement by compromising between an aggressor's lust to kill you and your right to live. 'Diplomacy' today is a euphemism for appeasement. It is the coward's attempt to mask total surrender to an aggressor as a practical and moral policy.
"Sixty years ago Europe's 'diplomacy' with Hitler encouraged him to start World War II. The U.S.-Israeli embrace of 'diplomacy' encouraged Hezbollah and Hamas to start the current war--just as America's 'diplomacy' with North Korea abetted that regime's nuclear program--just as America's 'diplomacy' with Iran emboldens it to continue its nuclear quest and its ardent financing of Islamists like Hezbollah and Hamas."
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