Argument: Talking to your enemies is not a concession

Issue Report: Obama, meeting with hostile foreign leaders without preconditions


Obama, D-Ill., said after being asked at the CNN/YouTube debate whether he would meet with rogue nations without preconditions, replied, “Yes. I would. And the reason is this: that the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them — which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this administration — is ridiculous.”[1]