Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Admiral Mullen Calls for Dialogue with Iran

Special thanks to Bob Dreyfuss for the tip on this.

During an April 15 appearance at the Heritage Foundation, Admiral Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the U.S. should figure out a way to open dialogue with Iran.

Admiral Mullen said Iran "is at the heart of a great deal of discontent and disruption and instability in that part of the world. So I have expectations that Iran will remain front and center certainly for at least the next three to five years.” While he said all options need to be kept on the table, he added, “I am not arguing that that is where the next conflict occurs. And I would hope that in the future we could figure out a way to dialogue with them to figure out a way ahead. We've done that in the past with our enemies. We should be able to do that as well.”

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