by MainStreet, Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 05:41:01 AM EST
by MainStreet, Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 05:09:06 AM EST
by MainStreet, Sun Nov 08, 2009 at 05:24:00 AM EST
A few days ago, Robert Dreyfuss in The Nation magazine provided a summary of the state of Barak Obama's Middle East policy, as delivered in his world changing Cairo speech, which promised a new era of peace. The center-piece of Obama's policy was Palestinian statehood (the two state solution) for a people held intolerably in bondage (military occupation) for over four decades, while their lands were being colonized (through various illegal means) by Israel.
The announcement by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he will not run for reelection is the exclamation point on the utter collapse of the Obama adminstration's Middle East policy. Launched to great expectations -- the appointment of George Mitchell, Obama's Cairo declaration that the plight of the Palestinians is intolerable -- it is now in complete disarray. It is, without doubt, the first major defeat for Obama's hope-and-change foreign policy.
by MainStreet, Sun Nov 01, 2009 at 03:51:36 AM EST
by MainStreet, Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 10:53:24 AM EDT
UPDATE: It ain't pretty.