Today, the Obama Administration begins talks with Iran and the mainstream media is covering it like its the dawn of a new age of cooperation.  Michael Ledeen’s Wall Street Journal oped reminds us that there’s really nothing different about this administration’s latest attempt to open dialogue with Iran.  

The Obama administration’s talks with Iran-set to take place tomorrow in Geneva-are accompanied by an almost universally accepted misconception: that previous American administrations refused to negotiate with Iranian leaders. The truth, as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said last October at the National Defense University, is that “every administration since 1979 has reached out to the Iranians in one way or another and all have failed.”