Hillary: Are you ready for some Israeli/Palestinian peace talks?

posted at 1:28 pm on August 20, 2010 by Allahpundit

A new round of “peace process theater” begins on September 2, and this time it comes with a deadline: Both sides have agreed to negotiate for one year and no longer.

The one-year time limit is viewed as crucial because the Palestinians are leery of being drawn into an open-ended negotiation with Israel. Mr. Netanyahu has long said he is open to talks, but the Palestinians have been resistant, seeking assurances from the United States about the terms and conditions.

Israel has eschewed any pre-conditions to negotiations, officials said, including an extension of the government’s 10-month partial moratorium on settlement construction in the West Bank, which is set to expire on Sept. 26. The Obama administration has pushed to restart direct talks so that the two sides would be at the negotiating table when that date arrives.

Coincidentally, according to today’s front-page administration-fed NYT story, one year is also the timeframe U.S. officials are now claiming Iran has before it achieves nuclear breakout capacity. The idea of this two-step media offensive, presumably, is to put pressure on Israel not to do anything “rash” before the new round of peace talks plays out, especially with news set to break tomorrow that the Bushehr reactor is ready to go. That’s consistent with the White House’s thinking all along: They’ve always believed that settling the Palestinian issue first will make it easier to deal with Iranian nukes by denying the mullahs an opportunity to exploit the great Muslim grievance. If a peace deal is struck, then theoretically the goodwill it’ll generate towards Israel and America among Sunni nations will neutralize the Muslim solidarity that Iran wants to exploit when the confrontation over its nuke program finally comes. I’m not sure how that’ll work in practice, though, since Hamas will play no role in the peace negotiations and has no interest in ceding Gaza to its enemies in the Palestinian Authority in the event that a peace deal is hashed out. On the contrary, with Iran’s full support, they’ll inevitably accuse Abbas of having sold out the Palestinian nation in order to inflame the same sense of Muslim grievance and solidarity that the peace talks are meant to mute. In fact, if O shocks the world and the talks start making serious progress, I assume Iran and Hamas (and Hezbollah, of course) will simply precipitate some sort of crisis in order to derail them. Which is to say, how can you expect any deal to hold as long as Tehran and its proxies still have fangs?

My guess is that, if talks start to advance, there’ll be some sort of effort behind the scenes to bribe Iran into not making trouble. What that will look like, I have no idea — maybe relaxing sanctions? — but the thinking will probably evolve from “We need this peace deal to give us cover in confronting Iran on its nukes” to “We can now afford to let Iran have its nukes because, thanks to this peace deal, tensions in the region have been permanently reduced.” What could go wrong?


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No,how about some Iran Nuke plant bombings first!(sarc).

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM

First order of business: All Israelis need to kill themselves so that the process can move forward.

Bishop on August 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Hillary: Are you ready for some Israeli/Palestinian peace talks?

Yeah, right! /s

FloatingRock on August 20, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Oh, my that picture of Hillary is frightening. In all seriousness, this is not going to go anywhere. It’s just a way to make Obama look “presidential.” It won’t work. I gotta wonder what threat Obama made to get Bibi to agree to this?

sandee on August 20, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Think about this and try to sleep at night: The Middle east is a powder keg and Obama and Hillary are holding the match.

kingsjester on August 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM

What could go wrong?

Maybe nothing.

Maybe…EVERYTHING.

(dun dun DUNNNNNN)

Good Lt on August 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM

The games children play…

BKeyser on August 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Geez Hillary, if you are really hankering to smooch Suha Arafat again then any excuse will do.

viking01 on August 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM

I blame Bushehr.

Doughboy on August 20, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Whoa. Hillery is not looking good.

Count to 10 on August 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM

Hillary: Are you ready for some Israeli/Palestinian peace talks?

No, I’d prefer a complete domination victory by one side over the other. I know who I want to win….

Canadian Infidel on August 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM

WH announces plans for cats and dogs to conduct peace talks. Mice everywhere voiced displeasure at being excluded from the negotiations.

In other news, the President signed an Executive Order that requires oil and water to mix in equal parts without an emulsifier. WH spokesman Gibbs had this to say: “For a long time, oil and water have always had a tendency to seperate, no matter how hard or long they were shaken together. Today, by decree, this practice is now at an end.”

BobMbx on August 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM

They’ve always believed that settling the Palestinian issue first will make it easier to deal with Iranian nukes by denying the mullahs an opportunity to exploit the great Muslim grievance.

Pie in the sky. They won’t keep the world safe unless first they can have their pie in the sky and eat it too by accomplishing an impossible task.

FloatingRock on August 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Every time I’ve done business with someone from the Middle East, Israeli or Lebanese or whatever, I’m reminded that there is no such thing as ‘YES’ or ‘NO’ to these people: it always means ‘MAYBE’ and ‘As long as it’s in m best interest RIGHT NOW’.

No agreement will be worth the paper it’s written on.

AubieJon on August 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM

She succeeds by bringing them to the table. But is that enough for real success that blows everyone away?

Of course not.

Can she pull off what is impossible?

Who knows?

AnninCA on August 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM

We’ve seen this show with different actors. The Palestinians have written into their charter that Israel has no right to exist, so talk is going nowhere.

dogsoldier on August 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM

My first thought that this party has now been canceled.

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM

A new round of “peace process theater” begins on September 2, and this time it comes with a deadline: Both sides have agreed to negotiate for one year and no longer.

September 2nd that’s a Thursday, there are a lot of people who won’t be able to attend the theater. Why don’t they have it on the following Saturday? More people will be able to attend, I know President Obama will be free.

Tommy_G on August 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Will Israel be recognized as a State,
and will the Jihadys stop saying that
Israel must be destroyed!!

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 1:49 PM

The Grievance Force is strong in them. It can’t be extracted.

This will be easier than having Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton agree to, well, anything.

faraway on August 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Both sides have agreed to negotiate for one year and no longer.

Then what? Pistols at 20 paces?

“Lets be friends for a year”.

You know, if aliens do exist and they get wind of what’s going on down here, we run this of being determined as “unintelligent lifeforms” and incinerated.

BobMbx on August 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Taking out Iran’s nuclear program and its current crop of senior leadership would make negotiating with Hamas and Hezbollah (and maybe the PA) much, much easier.

Just saying.

BadgerHawk on August 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Hey Shrillary, are you ready to slaughter one side or another down to the last man, woman, and child? That’s the only way you’ll get any lasting peace in that region.

The two sides hate each others’ guts, have (mainly) religious motivations, and a cultural memory that spans thousands of years.

Dark-Star on August 20, 2010 at 1:51 PM

After being played like a fiddle by Bubba, I doubt Bibi would trust a thing Hillary says.

tommyboy on August 20, 2010 at 1:51 PM

It’s almost like the media people in the Obama administration are re-creating the entire 5th season of “The West Wing”.

myrenovations on August 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

That photo is straight out of a Romero film!

RedNewEnglander on August 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Hillary? The lady who was given a job that her ego could’ve never refused then was rendered completely impotent within it?? She has had the lowest profile of any SECSTATE that we have had in decades as to not outshine the aura of ….. yes, you know who. This is unlikely to do anything except to be make work for Hillary to keep her busier/happier? and from doing anything about a primary run in 2012.

i suspect kabuki.

ted c on August 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Unfortunately, history tells us that there cannot be any peace between Israel and the Palestinians unless it’s after a major regional war. Only after a major war will both populations be so exhausted and decimated that they will agree to a peace agreement (finally). There has to be so much bloodshed for a real peace deal to work, unfortunately.

And this is true regardless of whoever is the POTUS at the time, sending in their underlings like Secretary of State to attempt at a peace deal. Of course, Presidents should try, and the best of luck to Secretary Clinton in her endeavor. Maybe this time history will be proven wrong, but it rarely is.

Weebork on August 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

What a complete failure of a Secretary of State. She only got the job because of nepotism anyway. Former junior senator who lacks the knowledge, skills, and awareness for the job. Sounds familiar.

Christien on August 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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My first thought that this party has now been canceled.

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Cindy Munford:Ya,something is a brewing over that,since
HilRods announcement have reset peace talks!:)

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Obama’s probably hoping to tie Israel’s hands with peace talks long enough for Iran has their first nuke test.

FloatingRock on August 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Great – her whack job husband was the cause of the last intifada – maybe Billary can get things heated up again.

iam7545 on August 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM

AubieJon on August 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM

I have a friend, who on his last deployment worked with Iraqi construction teams.

He would always have to remind them that worked started at 8 a.m. Army Time, not Insh Allah time.

BadgerHawk on August 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Coincidentally, according to today’s front-page administration-fed NYT story, one year is also the timeframe U.S. officials are now claiming Iran has before it achieves nuclear breakout capacity.

The Palestinians will gloat, preen, play hardball and boast about their big brother getting nukes.

Hate to say it but I see another Exodus and it will be Obama’s fault.

Or the passages of the bible that tell of the women telling the mountains to cover them because there is no hope. Funny, the one who is suppose to bring hope, takes hope away.

Are you awake now Jewish America?

journeyintothewhirlwind on August 20, 2010 at 1:54 PM

I’ve got it. This is just a ploy by Obama to keep Hillary very busy for the next 12 months.

faraway on August 20, 2010 at 1:55 PM

maybe relaxing sanctions? — but the thinking will probably evolve from “We need this peace deal to give us cover in failing to confronting Iran on its nukes” to “We can now afford to let Iran have its nukes because, thanks to this peace deal, tensions in the region have been permanently reduced.”

aside from the modification, i think AP nailed it.

ted c on August 20, 2010 at 1:55 PM

What’s the carbon footprint that will result from the latest Israeli/Pallie negotiation circle jerk?

rickyricardo on August 20, 2010 at 1:55 PM

BadgerHawk on August 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Exactly, and even if you have something in writing, diagrammed and signed…that was yesterday.

AubieJon on August 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM

Whoever styled this drone’s hair is cruel. She gets uglier by the minute, and listening to her droning, brain-dead speech about Israel and the Palis makes me want to slap someone.

Jaibones on August 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM

She succeeds by bringing them to the table. But is that enough for real success that blows everyone away?

Of course not.

Can she pull off what is impossible?

Who knows?

AnninCA on August 20, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Since Nixon, which Presidency has not had the “Arab/Israeli Peace Talks” photo op?

Who knows how it will turn out? My dog knows the answer to that.

Talk talk talk…….bang bang UN resolution

BobMbx on August 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM

3:00 a.m. phone call. No one answers.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on August 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM

What a complete failure of a Secretary of State. She only got the job because of nepotism anyway. Former junior senator who lacks the knowledge, skills, and awareness for the job. Sounds familiar.

Christien on August 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

I don’t think she’s a failure at all. She hasn’t done anything because her leash is probably the shortest in the whole cabinets. The stupid button trick with the Russians and …..what else? Some dinner, some function in Nowherestan? what has she failed at? certainly she hasn’t been able to stretch her legs at anything really substantial–unlike predecessors.

ted c on August 20, 2010 at 1:58 PM

So,the smart power and National Security Libs,
are going for peace through Israel,on its way to
Iran Nuke negotiations,sounds like a plan!

Ugh!

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 1:58 PM

What a complete failure of a Secretary of State. She only got the job because of nepotism anyway. Former junior senator who lacks the knowledge, skills, and awareness for the job. Sounds familiar.

Christien on August 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Naybe she’s offered to hide the Iranian nukes under her bed until all this blows over or something.

BobMbx on August 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Some things will just never be solved. This is one of them, talks or no talks.

The best chance, ever, was blown into the wind by Arafat. He died regretting it.

p.s. Hillary doesn’t age well.

Schadenfreude on August 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM

And to think, Hillary’s name has been floated around again as a potential presidential candidate.

mobydutch on August 20, 2010 at 2:01 PM

ted c,

You’ve got a point. If you don’t do anything, then you can’t fail at it.

Christien on August 20, 2010 at 2:01 PM

She is looking really, really bad (as in ugly-bad.).

stenwin77 on August 20, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Politicians like Hill want to make their mark chasing windmills. Nice try before 2012.

Why would the Palis want their own state with the responsibilities involved when they can remain permanent welfare recipients of our sucker governments? As for the rest of the ME world (ex Israel) the current state of affairs is only to their benefit. We, along with a few other countries, keep crawling on our bellies, wasting our money while they lie to us and continue with business as usual.

Sorry, this is just a ploy by Hill to spark a 2012 bid for the WH.

Cody1991 on August 20, 2010 at 2:03 PM

That dude sure looks a lot like Hillary Clinton…

Seven Percent Solution on August 20, 2010 at 2:03 PM

The Palestinian Authority doesn’t have the authority to negotiate. Without Israel protecting them they wouldn’t exist. Hamas would tear them to pieces if they could get at them.

These negotiations are just a sham, but they would be equally pointless as they don’t include the other side which is represented by Hamas.

You know, the ones who don’t actually want peace.

sharrukin on August 20, 2010 at 2:04 PM

Hillary really did do great on that Far East trip—Japan, China…etc…who am I missing? oh wait…

ted c on August 20, 2010 at 2:04 PM

If a peace deal is struck, then theoretically the goodwill it’ll generate towards Israel and America among Sunni nations will neutralize the Muslim solidarity that Iran wants to exploit when the confrontation over its nuke program finally comes.

I always enjoy a bit of levity in my middle east war watch updates.

Vashta.Nerada on August 20, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Israel should call their bluff right now. Publicly announce “No peace deals while Iran is pointing nukes at us”

faraway on August 20, 2010 at 2:05 PM

And to think, Hillary’s name has been floated around again as a potential presidential candidate.

mobydutch on August 20, 2010 at 2:01 PM

Coulda said the same thing about Obama a few years back. A spineless suit from Chicago, that almost nobody in the public knows at all?

Might just take another media blitz…

Dark-Star on August 20, 2010 at 2:05 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudna

There will be no peace, a fool’s errand.

Daveyardbird on August 20, 2010 at 2:05 PM

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Just another distraction to give Iran more time.

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Might just take another media blitz…

Dark-Star on August 20, 2010 at 2:05 PM
If any organization can fulfill Hillary’s dream, it will be the press.

mobydutch on August 20, 2010 at 2:07 PM

Exactly, and even if you have something in writing, diagrammed and signed…that was yesterday.

AubieJon on August 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM

The contract for plumbing and generator repair in our housing complex was up for bids a few months ago. The quality of work from the Iraqis was pretty incredible… until the new contract was finished.

Now it’s easier to make things like door hinges out of scrap metal than to get those guys to fix it in a reasonable amount of time.

BadgerHawk on August 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM

Might just take another media blitz…

Dark-Star on August 20, 2010 at 2:05 PM

And George Soros’ money.

mobydutch on August 20, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Did she give them a “reset” button too?

The US says there is one year before Iran has nuclear capability. Hope the Israeli’s rely on their own information rather than the impeccable USA’s intelligence gatherings – especially with this administration. They aren’t only inept but they also tell lies.

iamsaved on August 20, 2010 at 2:10 PM

Hillary really did do great on that Far East trip—Japan, China…etc…who am I missing? oh wait…

ted c on August 20, 2010 at 2:04 PM

She was a star somewhere in Africa when she did her strange, snark routine. /s

Having her as SoS makes my skin crawl. How many more shady deals for Billy Bob has she wrangled? Follow the money, follow the money…. Everyone thinks she wanted this job and took it to massage her ego after the Dems trounced her in 2008. It’s a crap job except for the perks which are mainly business contacts. If anyone wants to know why the enabler, Hill, is SoS it would be best to see how many deals Bubba will be ‘brokering.’

Cody1991 on August 20, 2010 at 2:10 PM

Palestinian Media Watch

http://www.palwatch.org/

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Hillary: Where’s my Nobel? I want my f***ing Nobel!

Extrafishy on August 20, 2010 at 2:12 PM

She was a star somewhere in Africa when she did her strange, snark routine. /s

oh yeah, she showed how happy she was with her job in that little peek behind the curtain..! That girl is just marking time in that job and I am sure that hell hath no fury like hillary clinton scorned…..*shudder*

ted c on August 20, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Hillary: Where’s my Nobel? I want my f***ing Nobel!

Extrafishy on August 20, 2010 at 2:12 PM
No, no, no–Robert Gibbs is the next to be honored.

mobydutch on August 20, 2010 at 2:14 PM

Everything Hillary touches turns to crap. This will be no different.

huckleberryfriend on August 20, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Everything Hillary touches turns to crap. This will be no different.

huckleberryfriend on August 20, 2010 at 2:16 PM

True ‘dat, but Bill wasn’t much to begin with.

Cody1991 on August 20, 2010 at 2:19 PM

Bless her heart! Poor hc looks like she was sent for and went! What in the world has happened to her? If being sos has been this much of a toll on her, what would she look like to be cic? I know I am tacky, but as a lady, we be tacky sometimes!
L

letget on August 20, 2010 at 2:20 PM

…Heh!

elvis on August 20, 2010 at 2:26 PM

I know I am tacky, but as a lady, we be tacky sometimes!
L

letget on August 20, 2010 at 2:20 PM

L, There’s a saying that goes something like this; When you’re twenty years old you have the face God gave you. When you’re fifty years old you have the face you have earned.

That’s something to think about, eh?

I have absolutely NO respect for this woman. And I’m a woman. Everything she has achieved is the result of enabling her sicko husband’s bad behavior and clinging to his back every step of the way. She is not a healthy person. She’s smart. She’s well educated and capable, but she never believed she could do anything without hanging on to Bill. They have a grotesque relationship.

Had Hill said at some point, ‘You know, Bill, I love you, but this is over. I’m going it alone, and I will succeed,’ I would have applauded her. She never did that. Instead, she lied and denied what was obvious to the public.

We do not need her in the WH. Not after BO. No more Clintons.

Cody1991 on August 20, 2010 at 2:30 PM

She was a star somewhere in Africa when she did her strange, snark routine. /s

Cody1991 on August 20, 2010 at 2:10 PM

What was this?

sharrukin on August 20, 2010 at 2:31 PM

State Dept / Progressive mission:
No matter who is in charge (GOP or Dems)…..

Disarm Israel, it’s that simple.

PappyD61 on August 20, 2010 at 2:32 PM

When all else fails, drudge up some mideast peace talks. ala jimmy carter

rjoco1 on August 20, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Working with the Palestinians is like hearding cats. Even if the leadership comes to an agreement, who know what the Palestinian masses will do. Then there is Gaza and hamas.

saiga on August 20, 2010 at 2:36 PM

She bails Dec 1st.

Limerick on August 20, 2010 at 2:38 PM

State Dept / Progressive mission:
No matter who is in charge (GOP or Dems)…..

Disarm Israel, it’s that simple.

PappyD61 on August 20, 2010 at 2:32 PM
Sad but true.

mobydutch on August 20, 2010 at 2:39 PM

What was this?

sharrukin on August 20, 2010 at 2:31 PM

She got all tetchy responding to a question about what Bill would think on an issue. Her response was that of a drunken fish wife. Yep. Our SoS. So classy.

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/was-hillary-clintons-answer-in-congo-the-right-one/

Cody1991 on August 20, 2010 at 2:41 PM

Who are “the enemies of peace”?

Fallon on August 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Cody1991 on August 20, 2010 at 2:41 PM

OK, now I get it. Thanks for that.

sharrukin on August 20, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Who are “the enemies of peace”?

Fallon on August 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM

The Israeli’s when they respond to rocket and mortar attacks.

sharrukin on August 20, 2010 at 2:46 PM

OK, now I get it. Thanks for that.

sharrukin on August 20, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Did you play the video? Horrible.

Cody1991 on August 20, 2010 at 2:46 PM

What happened to the “road map?”

Jenfidel on August 20, 2010 at 2:48 PM

The Bamster, through his incompetence, has removed any incentive for the ‘palestinians’ to negotiate. They see that he is harder on Israel than anyone they have dealt with, so they can wait for terms to get better and better.

The Bamster also invented the non-issue of building in the West Bank and has made that a bargaining chip when in reality there is no way Israel will or should give up the right to build in their own country.

This goes nowhere until we have a President willing to be tougher on the ‘palestinians’.

slickwillie2001 on August 20, 2010 at 2:51 PM

She got all tetchy responding to a question about what Bill would think on an issue. Her response was that of a drunken fish wife. Yep. Our SoS. So classy.

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/was-hillary-clintons-answer-in-congo-the-right-one/

Cody1991 on August 20, 2010 at 2:41 PM

Cody1991: I remember that,HilRod had a meltdowm!!

Here a women journalist,telling Jarrett,that
Obama governs like a women!
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Valerie Jarrett: Why Obama Being “Womanly” is a Good Thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZQE2i9gxPk

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Did you play the video? Horrible.

Cody1991 on August 20, 2010 at 2:46 PM

She is not a graceful woman that much is certain. None of the democrats seem to have any of the fine qualities about them. They just seem to be totally humorless and approach the world with a sourness that is off putting.

sharrukin on August 20, 2010 at 2:53 PM

The Palestinian leaders don’t want peace. They get billions by keeping this charade going. This will fail, like they all do just because the real intent is to use the Palestinian people as a hammer against the Israelis and to get filthy rich in the process.

darwin on August 20, 2010 at 2:54 PM

What happened to the “road map?”

Jenfidel on August 20, 2010 at 2:48 PM

Jenfidel:Me thinks,it blew into the ditch!!:)

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 2:54 PM

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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Just another distraction to give Iran more time.

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2010 at 2:06 PM

Cindy Munford:Exactly,and to get whats his name,out of the
well!!:)

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 2:57 PM

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Yes, I saw that clip with Jarrett explaining why Barry’s womanly qualities are… well, whatever. On this point I agree with Jarrett. He is rather girlish, but I’ll leave it at that.

Cody1991 on August 20, 2010 at 2:58 PM

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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Yes, I saw that clip with Jarrett explaining why Barry’s womanly qualities are… well, whatever. On this point I agree with Jarrett. He is rather girlish, but I’ll leave it at that.

Cody1991 on August 20, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Cody1991:So true,Mom Jeans!!:)

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 2:59 PM

I wonder if Hillary would have taken the job as SoS if she knew it would turn her into this…

Seven Percent Solution on August 20, 2010 at 3:01 PM

I have heard this song before.

Terrye on August 20, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Two sets of people have layed claim to the same land.

How does that get resolved? Especially when one set wants the land all to themselves (which precludes any sort of ‘live together in peace and share it’ deal)…..

We won’t see peace in the Middle East in my lifetime (and I’ve got a good 70+ years of living left to do.

Heck, even if the Israeli Jews called it a day and packed up and left there still wouldn’t be peace in the ME. Then we’d be negotiating peace between Palestinians and Syrians or Palestinians and Hashemites or Arabs and Persians or Shiites and Sunnis or whatever.

JadeNYU on August 20, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Cody1991:So true,Mom Jeans!!:)

canopfor on August 20, 2010 at 2:59 PM

Crist

Cody1991 on August 20, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Even if the Israelis and Palestinians come out of these talks as BFF, the Iranians will still bomb Israel as soon as they have the capability.

marybel on August 20, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Hmmmm.

The real problem with peace talks between Muslims and Jews is that you can’t go for baby-back ribs for lunch.

A couple racks of BBQ baby-back ribs and nobody could possibly be pissed off enough to fight anybody for anything.

Except the cole slaw.

Touch that and you’ll be pulling back a bloody stump.

memomachine on August 20, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Bishop on August 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM

Did you copy that from the Hamas handbook?

TugboatPhil on August 20, 2010 at 3:17 PM

To protect the civilians in a country that is still home to insurgents with Al Qaeda and Iranian-backed militias, the State Department is planning to more than double its private security guards, up to about 7,000, according to administration officials who disclosed new details of the plan. Defending five fortified compounds across the country, the security contractors would operate radars to warn of enemy rocket attacks, search for roadside bombs, fly reconnaissance drones and even staff quick reaction forces to come to the aid of civilians in distress, the officials said…

Go easy on the hair-do- Hillary just found out that sometimes you lose when you win.

journeyintothewhirlwind on August 20, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Hey Bibi, here’s the deal: if you want any help with your little Iranian nuke “problem” you will knuckle under to this charade while I play statesman. And if the end result is a new Palestinian state which lobs rockets at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem from under an Iranian nuclear security umbrella, well that’s too bad. I have a legacy to think about.

hugs and kisses

BHO

holdfast on August 20, 2010 at 3:52 PM

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