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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mike Prediction (You know what little they're worth)

To my mind, it's looking more and more likely that the Obama Presidency is going to take a very serious early swing at Mideast peace. (The Clinton's would be a huge part of that.)

On a broader level though, it's kinda hard to see that the early environment would be right for this.
Israel is holding elections in February. Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu has said he would not continue peace talks in the current format. Also, Abbas faces a new political showdown with rival Hamas in January when the Islamic militants say his term expires.

We'll have to watch the rest of the national security team.

(Sometimes my tinfoil hat chafes.....)


  • Ah, the Middle East. Perennial boil on the ass of American presidents for generations.

    My brain hurts just to think about it.... I was going to comment on substance, but the topic is too big for a blog comment block.

    By Blogger -epm, at 8:46 AM  

  • Agreed, and I'm not optimistic about the prospects for a deal right now, BUT if you do pull it off, it takes alot of the steam out of all the different tensions.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:33 AM  

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