These aspects have been extensively reported in the news media, and one of us, Mr.

Indeed, the deleted portions of the original draft reveal no classified material.

These passages go into aspects of American-Iranian relations during the Bush administration's first term that have been publicly discussed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; former Secretary of State Colin Powell; former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage; a former State Department policy planning director, Richard Haass; and a former special envoy to Afghanistan, James Dobbins.

Associated Press, ''Iran's Leader Condemns Saudi Attacks,'' The Washington Post, May 15, 2003 Dobbins, James, ''Time to Deal With Iran,'' The Washington Post, May 6, 2004 Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency, ''Foreign Minister Briefs MP's on Talks With the United States,'' BBC Monitoring, May 20, 2003 Kessler, Glenn, ''In 2003, U. Spurned Iran's Offer of Dialogue: Some Officials Lament Lost Opportunity,'' The Washington Post, June 18, 2006 Kessler, Glenn, ''U. Ready to Resume Talks With Iran, Armitage Says,'' The Washington Post, Oct. 23, 2002 Leverett, Flynt, ''The Gulf Between Us,'' The New York Times, Jan. Holding Talks in Geneva,'' USA Today, May 11, 2003 Slavin, Barbara, ''Mutual Terror Accusations Halt U. What's more, we have spent a collective 20 years serving our country as career civil servants in national security, for both Republican and Democratic administrations.

24, 2006 Leverett, Flynt, ''Dealing with Tehran: Assessing U. Diplomatic Options Toward Iran,'' Century Foundation, Dec. S.-Iran Talks,'' USA Today, May 21, 2003 State Department Web site, ''Press Briefing on Board Plane, En Route Moscow,'' Dec. We know firsthand the importance of protecting sensitive information. A.'s headquarters the words of the Gospel of John are inscribed, ''And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.'' National security must be above politics.

The Bush administration has indicated a conditional willingness to pursue a similarly compartmented dialogue with Tehran over Iran's nuclear activities.

Unfortunately, advocates of limited engagement -- either for short-term gains on specific issues or to ''test'' Iran regarding broader rapprochement -- do not seem to understand the 20-year history of United States-Iranian cooperation on discrete issues or appreciate the impact of that history on Iran's strategic outlook.

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