The Iranian Gavotte

Joe Klein reacts to Richard Holbrooke meeting with the Iranians:

If you think the public gavotte is all that's happening between the US and Iran right now, you are very naive. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this were not the first time Holbrooke had met with an Iranian in the past few months. Clearly, cooperation on the Af/Pak part of the program is proceeding apace and it ain't happening by osmosis. I wouldn''t be surprised--indeed, I'd be disappointed--if there weren't discussions taking place on a range of issues, out of the public eye. That's how these things get done, when they get done.