Add the definition of "preconditions" to the ever-growing list of things Sarah Palin does not know regarding foreign policy. She appears to believe that engaging in diplomacy without preconditions means not having any kind of strategy and just sitting down for a chat. What Peace Action West, and McCain and Palin's opponents, have pointed out is that diplomacy is a tool you use to produce your desired outcome, not a reward you dangle in front of someone. Expecting another country to give up a major demand, such as Iran's uranium enrichment program, before even sitting down at the table, is counterproductive and does not lead to real results.
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