Tuesday, January 08, 2008

In Bahrain, Bush's anticipated weekend visit has provoked little excitement...

Pre-cooked affirmations about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will only reinforce the cynicism that awaits the U.S. president here, as in the rest of the Middle East. While Bahrainis are not surprised that George Bush is having a sleep-over in Manama, his pending visit to Abu Dhabi inspires commentary on the administration's acknowledgement of the UAE's importance.

FT.com / Comment & analysis / Editorial comment - Bush’s final chance in the Middle East

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