Saturday, May 21, 2011
Yet another speech given by a man who can give nice speeches but has serious trouble following them up. We all remember his "landmark" speech in Cairo for which he received a Nobel Peace Prize?! Then he did nothing to implement the key points of the speech. Now he talks about Israel retreating to the pre-June '67 borders, WHICH IS THE OVERWHELMING INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS. He promptly hosted Netanyahu and let that amoral hawk dictate to him what Israel was going to do, speech or no speech. Whatever happened to stern words offered by real statesmen like Dean Rusk? The linked article gives a nice take by the reasonable and insightful Professor Stephen Zunes.