Caught your post on the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum blog earlier today, and thought I would clarify something. First off, thanks for the reference to my book... it is certainly appreciated. However, in its pages, I don't actually advocate "engagement" the way you lay out (and certainly not the way the ISG does). Rather, I talk about the need to communicate better and interact more -- with the Iranian people, not the country's government.
The way I see it, a serious Iran strategy starts with two things: first, to slow down Iran's nuclear "clock" and make it more complicated for Iran's ayatollahs to get the "bomb." Second, and equally critical, however, is for us to use that window of opportunity to change the finger that will ultimately be on the nuclear trigger -- that is, assist a fundamental political transformation in Tehran.
I think you'll agree, this is not typical engagement. And, I am confident, not something that Secretary Baker would ever advocate!