Monday, January 05, 2009

It's just that simple

Here's James Carroll in the Boston Globe laying out the opportunity for Obama to resolve the Gaza/Israeli conflict:

What is needed now are firm messages from Washington: Israel must cease fire, respect Palestinian rights, and keep agreements; Palestinians must halt rockets, repudiate terror, and empower moderates toward a new unity. Obama must draw the line with both.
Why didn't anybody think of this before? I haven't heard such awesome advice since Steve Martin detailed how to become a millionaire:

First, get a million dollars.
Yes we can!


Paul Sand said...

Thanks for reminding me why I let my Boston Globe subscription lapse. If anything, Carroll has gotten more vapid and self-important over the years. Didn't think that was possible.

Pete Mud said...

I'm waiting for the Economist to weigh in. Something tells me that Obama must be decisive yet cautious, must personally engage, but from a distance, and must learn from the lessons of history while striking a bold and imaginative new path.