Posted by: endithinks | July 13, 2008

On Diplomacy

The good news this week is definitely from the realm of Asia.  This week there has been a break through in the negotiations with North Korea.  The basic premise of the agreement is that North Korea due to tough Diplomacy lead by the United States, China and Japan, will dismantle their nuclear power plants beginning this winter.

This is a triumph of the art of negotiation, diplomacy and talking.  The North Koreans and the other nations that talked all did so without threatening (besides the normal amount of posturing) and the agreements were acceptable to all parties.

The art of Diplomacy is becoming a lost art here in the United States as a beligerent president has decided talk is empty and somehow “appeasement.”

We need to understand that “might is right” is the thought process of small minded people.  It is a world view that is blocked by logic, and rejected by clear thinking.  We need a fresh start.  We need a leader who will not hide behind only military strength, but will also use the art of negotiation.

Here is the wikipedia about Diplomacy.


Ben Franklin


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