Friday, March 09, 2007

US Congressmen Meet with Iraq Members of Parliament via Video Uplink

I should not be amazed, but yet I am amazed to read that members of the US Congress have met with members of the Parliament of Iraq--face to face via video uplink. Somehow, that really excites me, even though the technology has existed for quite some time. Come to think of it, diplomacy was invented in the day of ships, and its probably time for government-to-government communications to reflect the current century.

The two groups chatted for over two hours. There isn't any report about technical conditions, glitches, translations, and everything else that could plague such a meeting, but it's promising news. I remain hopeful that we can give Iraq the stable country and government that its people deserve and then bring our troops home. With Congressional oversight of Iraq promised by many new members of Congress in the recent election, this is certainly a step in the right direction.

More on the story is here.


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