Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Americans Approve of Diplomacy with Enemies

Jesus commanded his followers to talk with their enemies.  The Torah commands that one help an enemy’s ox stuck in a ditch.  And such political realists as FDR, Eisenhower, JFK, Nixon, Reagan, etc. all talked to enemies of the nation.  Now, the latest Gallup poll shows that most Americans (including 79% of Democrats, 70% of Independents and even 48% of Republicans) favor U.S. presidents engaging national enemies in direct diplomacy.

I wonder how McCain’s “talk is appeasment, especially when done by Democrats, but lobbying for enemies is okay if done by Republicans” line will spin this latest evidence that he is completely out of touch with the American people?


June 3, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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