In a recent debate Senator Obama was criticized by his counter parts for being naive based on commenting that he would meet with our enemies face to face.
Here is Senator Clinton's comments"
Obama's toughest Democratic primary competition in the race for the White House, Sen. Hillary Clinton, criticized Obama earlier this year for saying he would meet with Ahmadinejad during a debate, called his comments irresponsible and attacked the Illinois senator for being inexperienced.
Many other folks on both sides marked this off to inexperience...Interesting.
Let me share this with you.
"Interest in forming personal bonds was especially distinct in his meetings with world leaders. He chafed at the layers of communication that he felt complicated international relations. In the diary, we see him searching for a way to improve his contact with the successive general secretaries of the Soviet Union: Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko and Gorbachev. While Reagan was always guarded in his attitude toward the Soviets, he believed that progress would be made if he could communicate directly with them - by letter, telephone or in person. And he was right."
This quote is taken directly from the introduction of a book edited by Douglas Brinkley.
The Reagan Diaries.......hmmmm well what they are calling inexperience and naive is what President Reagan used to end the cold war...