Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Diplomacy

I missed this before at Junkyardblog. So many people say things like, "What is the harm of talking to your enemies?" I can't remember who said it, but sometimes diplomacy is saying, "Nice doggie" while you reach for your baseball bat. If that's what the people you are negotiating with are doing, there IS harm in negotiation. Don't give people time to load their gun.

Go read JYB. It makes this point in a really funny way.