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Wednesday, February 02, 2011


The "peace process"

Tony Blair says of Hosni Mubarak:
"I've worked with him on the Middle East peace process between the Israelis and the Palestinians so this is somebody I'm constantly in contact with and working with and on that issue, I have to say, he's been immensely courageous and a force for good."
Nor is Blair the only one to express this idea; I've heard it many times from various members of the U.S. government and media pundits.

But here's the thing - the "peace process" has produced no progress since it began (however you want to define the beginning). Are the Palestinians closer to a state now than they were in 1949? Or 1967? No, they're further away. So the idea that Mubarak or anyone else has been helpful in the "peace process" is simply ludicrous.

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