The Dixie Dove

March 12, 2015

Solo diplomacy to better relations vs to hurt diplomatic relations.

There is a big difference in a gov official doing solo diplomacy in an effort to better relations with another nation, versus one who tries to hurt diplomatic relations. Often a president who is at odds with a foreign leadership will appreciate an intermediary who reaches out, not in the name of the president, but these republicans were 'reaching out' to spoil peaceful negotiations!


  1. "Saudi Arabia has reportedly signed a nuclear-cooperation agreement with South Korea, a move that has heightened fears of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East amid discussions over Iran’s program.
    The agreement is being viewed by some in the US and among its allies as retaliation for an agreement between world powers and Tehran that may allow the later to maintain part of its nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported".

    Get it?

    Instead of quelling tensions the fact that Obama is letting Iran proceed with it's nuclear program is causing much worry in the Middle East. It's escalating with other countries now seeking to acquire nukes to retaliate against a crazy Iranian regime.

    Get your head out of the sand. Republicans knew this would happen. Anyone with half a brain knew this would happen. That's why they want tightening sanctions.

    Obama knows this too and has no problem with it because Iran's first target will be Israel.


  2. 5 times Democrats undermined Republican presidents with foreign governments

    1. That time "liberal lion" Ted Kennedy proposed a secret alliance with the Soviet Union to defeat President Ronald Reagan
    A 1983 KGB memo uncovered after the fall of the Soviet Union described a meeting between former KGB officials and former Democratic Sen. John Tunney (Sen. Kennedy's confidant) in Moscow. Tunney asked the KGB to convey a message to Yuri Andropov, the Soviet leader, proposing a campaign in which Kennedy would visit Moscow to offer talking points to Andropov and Soviet officials on how to attack Reagan's policies to U.S. audiences. According to the memo, Kennedy, through the intermediary, offered to help facilitate a media tour in a proposed visit by Andropov to the U.S. Kennedy's hope, as conveyed by the letter, was to hurt Reagan politically on foreign policy at a time when the economic recovery was working in his favor.

    2. "Dear Comandante"
    In 1984, 10 Democratic lawmakers — including the then majority leader and House Intelligence Committee chairman – sent a letter to Nicaraguan Communist leader Daniel Ortega known as the "Dear Comandante" letter. In it, the lawmakers criticized Reagan's policy toward Nicaragua and whitewashed the record of violence by the Sandinista communists.

    3. Pelosi visited Syrian ruler Bashar Assad
    In 2007, newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. As the Associated Press reported at the time, "The meeting was an attempt to push the Bush administration to open a direct dialogue with Syria, a step that the White House has rejected."

    4. Democrats visited Iraq to attack Bush's policy
    As Stephen Hayes recounts: "In September 2002, David Bonior, the second-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, flew to Baghdad in an attempt to undermine George W. Bush's case for war in Iraq on a trip paid for by Saddam Hussein's regime. Bonior, accompanied by Reps. Jim McDermott and Mike Thompson, actively propagandized for the Iraqi regime. McDermott, asked whether he found it acceptable to be used by the Iraqi regime, said he hoped the trip would end the suffering of children. 'We don't mind being used,' he said."

    5. Jimmy Carter tried to sabotage George H.W. Bush at the U.N.
    On Nov. 20, 1990, as President George H.W. Bush gathered support to oppose Iraq after its invasion of Kuwait, the former Democratic President Jimmy Carter wrote a letter to nations who were in the U.N. Security Council trying to kill the administration's efforts. As Douglas Brinkley explained, Carter's letter was an attempt "to thwart the Bush administration's request for U.N. authorization of hostilities against Iraq. President Bush's criterion for proceeding with a war was the exhaustion of 'good faith talks,' and Carter placed his interpretation of that standard above the administration's."