Posted by: Tony Carson | 17 October, 2007

Rice’s Peace Mission: Prospects Grim

How difficult will it be for Condi Rice to get anything meaningful from her proposed peace mission for Palestine and Israel?

Time has an interesting article that answers the question in its title: Rice’s Peace Mission: Prospects Grim.

While the world can offer their best wishes for some achievement, we can also question the wisdom of such a summit at this time: an Israeli PM sunk low in the polls; a snake-like opposition waiting to strike; a Palestinian leader at odds with much of his government; a US president with little remaining credibility and little remaining time — and a Defence Secretary who almost personifies ineptitude.

But hope conquers all, right?

And there is always that oft-used Middle East solution to intractable problems: prayer.

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