Seems familiar? This was in the 2000 time frame. Bill Clinton made a last ditch effort to bring peace to the Middle East and failed. Bush & co. took over and promptly criticized Clinton’s attempt.
Check out yesterday’s photo-op! Different players, trying to settle the same issues. After seven years of more death and violence, its back to square one. The Middle East is clearly worse off than it was seven years back. All three leaders in their current state are much weaker than their predecessors. The only motivating factor right now seems to be George Bush’s desire for a legacy.
When is America going to make a concerted effort to broker genuine Middle East peace? A good starting point would be to not wait until 2011 or 2015 (when Hillary or Obama are getting ready to phase out) for the next photo-op!