Sunday, October 14, 2007

Nice to know that Rice is engaged but...

People who "work" this issue everyday in Washington note that Rice is the "owner" of this belated venture in Israeli-Arab peacemaking, not George W. Bush. Until the president asserts ownership, don't expect the Annapolis meeting, notionally scheduled for late November (but likely to be shifted to December) to do accomplish much beyond pro forma declarations.

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Rice warns Israel on peace talks: "'The point that I will be making is that we have to be very careful as we are trying to move toward the establishment of a Palestinian state about actions and statements that erode confidence,' Ms Rice said."

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