Condi Rice in my opinion is doing nothing to help the Israeli situation at all. It appears that all she has become is a conduit for the Palestinians. I get that Israel wants peace and is brokering at the expense of the state and their own citizenry unfortunately. But in a way I cannot blame Israel – she is boxed in.

I wonder how the U.S. would feel if Mexico started claiming states along the Southern border and began sending rocket fire upon these states? Or if illegal immigrants began blowing themselves up in a crowded mall or in front of a sidewalk cafe? Would we allow Canada or Israel to but in and start telling us to give up land for peace? I don’t think so and at this point I find our position in the Middle East conflict so hypocritical.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice won a commitment from Israeli and Palestinian leaders to meet every two weeks as a way to build confidence before peace talks, but she acknowledged that genuine negotiations remain distant.Still, this run of high-profile forays into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – Ms. Rice has visited the region four times in four months – helps to convince American allies that the US is reengaged in an issue that strikes a deep chord in the Arab world, analysts say.

The perception that the US favors Israel while allowing Palestinians’ aspirations to languish is used by Islamic militants to garner support and weakens public backing for US-allied regimes such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

But, analysts say, progress on the Israeli-Palestinian front can bolster its allies who can support US efforts to stabilize Iraq and contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

“Iran, [Osama] bin Laden, and Saddam [Hussein] before have always tried to link the Palestinian cause to their platform, because they feel the deep and strong feeling within the Arab world on these issues,” says Mohammad Dajani, a political science professor at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem.

“The media portrayal of Israeli incursions and Palestinian losses eventually catch up with the regimes because the masses are bombarded with the images. The US is trying to diffuse the issue. The perception that there is no solution and that no one is working for a solution creates a lot of tension,” he says.

Rice’s latest trip wrapped up on the eve of an Arab League summit meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The US is pushing its Arab allies – Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates – to pitch in on the Israeli-Palestinian effort by sweetening an Arab peace plan that offers normal ties with Israel in return for a withdrawal from Palestinian territories captured in a war nearly 40 years ago.

The land captured by Israel 40 years ago belonged to Israel to begin with and these idiots know that. And if they don’t then we no longer need to continue electing stupid officials that place stupid people in positions of power.

As for Condi, she is trippin’ on “stupid pills“.

Crossposted from The HILL Chronicles

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