Michael Rubin of AEI does share the same opinion in an interview with ABC Australia that any negotiation or offer of talks will make the mad mullahs more defiant and look good inside of Iran and weaken the poor people of Iran who have to bear the regime.
- Well, on the one hand this goes to the whole nature of one step forward, two steps back.
- The question is: what happens if six months later they get up and walk away? We've already signalled to the Iranian people that we're not with them anymore, and it will be hard for us to step back.
- The real problem isn't the Iranian people. The real problem is that the Iranian Government isn't accountable to the people.
What would I suggest? We should be supporting independent trade unions. We should be supporting independent press. We should be trying to make the Islamic Republic more accountable to its own people [????]. That's the way out of the situation.
Any way, I am still disappointed over this stupid offer of negotiations, but we'll see who was wrong on this one.
Updated: See what regime propagandists have to say about this! That is why there shouldn't be any talks between the US and the Mullahs. It just proves that Mullahs are looking at this as a weak move by the Americans.
Sack the bastards before they sack us!
Update 1: Michael Rubin has published this on National Review Online