By Jesse Taylor
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 18:28 EDT
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This is how John McCain wants to negotiate with Iran:

On McCain’s differences with Obama regarding Iran: “I don’t think that it would be appropriate to sit down, without pre-condition, with President Ahmadinejad of Iran, who has said his nation is dedicated to the extinction of the state of Israel. If President Ahmadinejad said, ‘I want to sit down so that I can tell you after the meeting that I’m going to respect the right of Israel to exist and we will stop our path towards the acquisition of nuclear weapons,’ then I would down with him. But not to give him an opportunity to say that he wants to to wipe Israel off the map; quote, Israel is a stinking corpse, quote; and declare his country’s intention to acquire nuclear weapons. So I think that is the difference there.”

Obama wants negotiations without onerous conditions and McCain wants conditions without onerous negotiations. Likewise, John McCain proposes that you do him without him doing you, because he’s just got a lot on his mind, baby.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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