This is a no brainer and SHOULD HAVE been ongoing for years now.
Sadly, I don't hold out much hope for this policy, given the State Dept's, some CIA guru-crats and even Bush himself reluctance to challenge the Mulah-mullahs (and Mahood Adj-hand-mejob) even though they are probably the most unstable and dangerous country in the world today and more than likely, the one axis of evil which could propel us into a nuclear war.
WHY? because we fear world pubic (pun intended) opinion; the UN; our MSM and would not dare offend or challenge Russia, France, Germany and a few other countries which are trading with and supporting this terrorist-supporting regime and No. 1 Axis of Evil.
Now with everyone (inlcuding the Sec Def nominee) want to engage Iran in "dialogue?"
Nuts, absolutely nuts.
Doesn't ANYONE remember what Chamberlain's attempt to engage Hitler got Europe????
Today it seems as though very few recall the disastrous realities which were produced by appeasement and isolationism. History is repeating itself when a Persian version of Hitler is allowed to export Islamic terrorism against our forces in Iraq, and no action is taken, make 'wipe Israel off the map' speeches plus and has been done by so-called 'civilized nations' as well as nothing preventing this Mahdi mad lunatics quest for an Islamic bomb - which this enemy will use, in great part thanks to Russian nuclear 'advisor's'.
With a pack of radical Dems taking control of Congress in more then a month, 2007 should be just ducky...