Thursday, October 05, 2006

General Barry McCaffrey Calls for US Ambassadors in Iran and Syria

General Barry McCaffrey (U.S. Army-Ret.), infantry division commander in the first Gulf War, and currently adjunct professor at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, was on the Diane Rehm Show on October 4 speaking about Iraq. During his interview, he addressed the need for the US to talk with Iran if we want to address the ongoing quagmire in Iraq.

“We have to go talk to the Iranians, the Syrians. We have to put ambassadors in those countries. We have to take a new look at this right after the election. I personally believe both of them are going in the wrong direction right now, but we can achieve our goals if we come up with a better way of thinking about it.”

1 comment:

copy editor said...

McCaffrey is great. But, Wesley Clark made this point more than a year ago.

It may come down to this: if you have enough troops for border security and stability operations, then screw the neighbors.

If you don't have enough troops, you need to talk.