"Gerecht: let’s pretend to talk to Iran, then bomb."
In this morning’s New York Times, Reuel Marc Gerecht, a fellow at the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, advocates talking to the Iranian regime, but only as a way of establishing a pretext for American military action:
The best reason to offer to begin talks with Tehran is that the regime will almost certainly refuse any offer to normalize relations. […]
If the mullahs don’t want to negotiate, fine: making the offer is something that must be checked off before the next president could unleash the Air Force and the Navy.