It seems that the foolish Obama/Kerry gambit to bring peace to the Middle East has gone down in flames, preventing the further consideration, fortunately, of an even more foolish offer to release Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in an attempt to entice the Netanyahu government into rolling over and exposing their under-belly to the Palestinians.
At the online New York Post, John Podhoretz has up an opinion piece about the debacle. From the article, this key portion:
On Tuesday, the Palestinians took eight months of relentless work by Kerry and threw it in the garbage. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced he will seek membership for “Palestine” in various international forums and treaties as the equivalent of a sovereign nation.
That move violates the central concept of the so-called “two-state solution,” according to which the Israelis and Palestinians need to come to mutual agreement on the borders of a Palestinian state.
In response, Kerry canceled his bazillionth trip to the region. And yet he couldn’t admit what the cancellation implicitly acknowledged.
“It is completely premature tonight to draw any kind of judgment, certainly any final judgment,” Kerry said. “The important thing is to keep the process moving and find a way to see whether the parties are prepared to move forward.”
To borrow one of President Obama’s favorite expressions, let’s be clear: the Palestinians do not really want peace. The Palestinians do not REALLY WANT peace. The Palestinians DO NOT REALLY WANT PEACE. So why don’t we just quit wasting our time with this b/s, already?
It has been said before that by the time Obama leaves office the perception that his presidency was as inept as was Jimmy Carter’s will be seen as a “best case” scenario. This episode will only fuel that flame.
For the full article, click HERE.