Do you remember this old Obama quote?
“…Now it’s our moment to lead – our generation’s time to tell another great American story.
So someday we can tell our children that this was the time when we helped forge peace in the Middle East…”
(–Senator Barack Obama, 4/23/2007)
Hmmm,…. How’s that coming along? Let’s take a peek at a few items from the region:
- Meanwhile in Egypt, Morsi accused of murder as violence continues
- Egypt: “Obama Out, Putin In”; “Bye Bye America”
- Taliban attacks CIA compound in latest Afghanistan violence
- Death Toll Rising in Egypt, stemming from clashes between Security Forces & Morsi Supporters
- The death toll in Syria just topped 100,000…
- Violence in Egypt: pro-Morsi forces march on Army Intelligence headquarters
Iraq violence: Wave of deadly car bombs targets Shias
- Terror-group Hamas has continued to practice its unique form of “negotiations” with Israel.
Hey, that Middle-East-peace-thing is working out just swell: The Egyptian Military now hates us, the gains we made in Iraq are being utterly squandered, Palestinians still desire nothing more than to kill all the Jews, and the rest of the region is (literally) on fire.
But have no fear: into the midst of it all we’ve sent John Kerry to save the world!!!
Oh, yeah. We’ve, like, totally got a handle on this situation. Totally.
I know, I know: the upcoming Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks make for a great headline. But considering that this Administration’s definition of “reasonable compromise” is usually predicated upon what and how many concessions Israel will give away, I’m not exactly holding my breath.
Case in point: the talks themselves were made possible by Israel’s agreeing to release over a hundred Palestinian terrorists. In other words, my pessimism here is pretty well-founded.
Meanwhile, of course, we’re continuing to unequivocally support our ally, Israel:
- Obama again waives ban on Palestinian aid
Plus, all of our Embassies in the region are completely secure:
- Crisis in Kabul: Security at U.S. Embassy in disarray, diplomats at risk
See? Everything is just ducky…
Dennis Prager once said of the continued violence in the Middle East: “Peace fails to materialize when one side doesn’t want it“, which is still the best summation of the problem I’ve yet heard. It’s the basis of Negotiation 101: if one party is not negotiating in Good Faith, no real agreement is possible.
And until our nation’s leaders accept that extremely basic and undeniable truth, then-Senator Obama’s naïve prediction of Middle East peace is doomed to fail.