lessons in negotiation

I think I’m starting to get the hang of this conflict resolution thing. The trick is to commit yourself, resolutely, in one direction, and then change your mind just as resolutely. Repeat:

Museveni/Ugandan government
May 4, 2006: no peace talks
May 17, 2006: peace talks
May 25, 2006: no peace talks
June 14, 2006: peace talks
June 14, 2006: no peace talks
June 17, 2006: peace talks
June 17, 2006: no peace talks
July 3, 2006: peace talks

U.S. government
May 16, 2006: kill Kony
June 21, 2006: work with Kony
June 22, 2006: kill Kony
June 26, 2006: work with Kony

LRA
July 7, 2006: reject amnesty
July 8, 2006: accept amnesty