Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Who runs America's Middle East Policy?

The American President or ....

On Jan 8, he had a problem. United States Secretary of State CondoleezzaRice was going to vote for a United Nations Security Council resolution thatcalled on both Israel and its Palestinian enemy, Hamas, to accept aceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Indeed, she had been largely responsible forwriting it, and Mr Olmert was furious. He wanted more time to hammer Hamas, so he phoned up Mr George W. Bush and yanked on his choke-chain.

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