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Tactics 101: Always Negotiate From Strength–Oh Well, Lost That Opportunity

Posted on | October 11, 2006 |

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And while we were horsing around, killing almost 2/3 of a million people to prevent Saddam Hussein from developing a non-existent weapons program, we let slip the opportunity to negotiate with Kim Jung Il from a position of strength. Now that nutcase HAS nuclear weapons and our position is so weak, we have virtually no carrots and no sticks except the BIG stick, which we can’t use unless we feel we can afford to have South Korea or Japan hit with retaliation.

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