…from the Washington Post : “Just after the lightning takeover of Baghdad by U.S. forces three years ago, an unusual two-page document spewed out of a fax machine at the Near East bureau of the State Department. It was a proposal from Iran for a broad dialogue with the United States, and the fax suggested everything was on the table -- including full cooperation on nuclear programs, acceptance of Israel and the termination of Iranian support for Palestinian militant groups. But top Bush administration officials, convinced the Iranian government was on the verge of collapse, belittled the initiative. Instead, they formally complained to the Swiss ambassador who had sent the fax with a cover letter certifying it as a genuine proposal supported by key power centers in Iran, former administration officials said.” “ Diplomacy ” is not a concept that can fit into the mind of the self-professed “War President” and his disingenuous puppeteers. Even in the broadest and most liberal application of the “ Just War Theory ”, military action against Iran cannot be justified until all diplomatic means have been exhausted.