Posted by: arnegrim | May 20, 2011

Meddling with Israel/Palestine

Obama’s blunt attempt to steer the peace effort was a major change in tactics from a president who has avoided imposing any U.S. plan but is now running out of patience and reasons to be subtle. Seeking to shake up a dynamic of mutual blame for the stalled peace talks, Obama pushed both sides to accept his starting point — borders for Palestine, security for Israel — and get back to solving a stalemate “that has grinded on and on and on.””

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110520/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_mideast

So… trying to force your view of what should happen in the Middle East is helpful because…?  Isn’t that what people claim is the reason for their (the Middle East) hatred of the US?

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