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You might be willing to surrender to a Communist sympathizer, I’m not.
The communist sympathizer Patrick references is Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, and I’m left to assume the “surrender” Patrick is referring to is a handshake between President Obama and President Chavez of Venezuela at last week’s Summit of the Americas. For the record, here’s a picture of President Obama’s “surrender” to President Chavez:
I’m no fan of Hugo Chavez, and I think he’s said some things that are certainly inflammatory and downright hostile towards the United States, but that’s certainly no reason to refuse to engage in a little diplomacy with the man. Sure, he’s been no friend of the United States during his time in office, but I’m willing to bet the Cold War would have lasted a lot longer had the United States refused to engage the Soviet Union on any level during the Cold War.
President Obama’s handshake with President Hugo Chavez isn’t surrender; it’s called diplomacy.