David Samuels offers this:
It is difficult to imagine that America’s newly limber devotion to a future Palestinian state is going to convince Arab listeners of anything other than the fact that America is feeling afraid and alone. Yet by loudly insisting that the creation of a Palestinian state is a central goal of American policy, Bush and Rice have laid down a marker that the next American president will be forced to pay off. Assurances that Israel’s security will somehow be assured before the final ribbon-cutting ceremony in Ramallah do little to disguise the fact that America has established itself and not Israel as the final arbiter of whether Israeli security worries are valid.
Annapolis is America’s Munich and Israel is the new Czechoslovakia.
She's not the only one, alas:
I've long observed that the trademarks of this Administration's approach to foreign policy has been: to neglect a problem when they might have taken action to help solve it; to let ideology trump reality when they finally do get involved; and to "spin" when they fail.
And the beat goes on.
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