Hume: Iran diplomacy should be backed up with threats

By David Edwards
Sunday, March 22, 2009 10:33 EDT
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Fox’s Brit Hume and Bill Kristol objected to President Barack Obama’s attempt to open a dialog with Iran this morning on Fox News Sunday. “It’s an embarrassment… it’s a weak and embarrassing statement by the President of the United States,” said Kristol.

Hume suggested that any overtures towards Iran should be backed up with threats. “Condoleezza Rice said something to me last year. When she said it, I was surprised. She said almost no governments in the world practice diplomacy the way the United States does,” Hume explained. “We practice diplomacy always backed up by the possibility or even the threat of some forceful action, whether it be economic or whatever,” said Hume “It appears that president Obama has joined the rest of the world in practicing the diplomacy of talk,” he said.

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Mar. 22, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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