Monday, January 15, 2007

If ever a Secretary of State was going-through-the-motions....

Rice Visit Leaves Palestinians Gloomy -- Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007 -- Page 1 -- TIME: "'She didn't bring anything new.' He added: 'The American 'Road Map' is a dead body, and implementing the plan will enable Israelis to swallow more of the West Bank.' The reasoning, say Abbas supporters, is that Abbas cannot comply with Rice's demands that he disarm Hamas militants, and Abbas's failure to do this will embolden the Israelis to erect more Jewish settlements inside the Palestinian territories. 'What she's asking — this is a joke,' said one Abbas aide."

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