I woke up to a strange report on Good Morning America. Diane Sawyer, interviewing Dan Senor about the possibility that George Bush is now going to look to negotiate with Syria and Iran for a solution in Iraq, spent a good bit of the interview talking about how unlikely reasoning with such states would be successful. She asked how we could expect to reason with leaders of countries that we believed had sponsored terrorism and harbored terrorists and expressed a good deal of skepticism that such a strategy could work. This was Twilight Zone to me because in the past Sawyer and others at the networks have praised people like Jimmy Carter who have championed an approach that included reasoning with insane terrorist sympathizers, while criticizing President Bush for drawing a hard line and not wanting to give any negotiating power to such leaders. This is another example that it is virtually impossible for George Bush to do anything that will find favor with those on the left or in the mainstream media. That is why he should do whatever he believes is right and ignore them for the most part.
Update: There is an excellent editorial in the Examiner today about the media and chances for success in Iraq.