Leaders of Iraq, Iran, and Syria To Meet To Establish Diplomatic Relations

NBC reported this earlier today, with a long-time Iraq correspondent saying that the U.S., which has steadfastly refused efforts by Iran and Syria to establish diplomatic relations with Iraq, was shooting itself in the foot by steering clear of such a meeting.

I suspect the correspondent's right. Every country where we've had a "do not say hello" policy has ended up with Bush saber rattling and adopting a "make war, not love" strategy.