Monday, November 19, 2007

The Plan?

There is no plan. That's the plan. Washington Post (11.19.07), via Crooks and Liars:
"A few days after Thanksgiving, President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice plan to open a meeting in Annapolis to launch the first round of substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during Bush's presidency.

But no conference date has been set. No invitations have been issued. And no one really agrees on what the participants will actually talk about once they arrive at the Naval Academy for the meeting, which is intended to relaunch Bush's stillborn 'road map' plan to create a Palestinian state.

Mideast Conference Nears, With Few Plans

This would be funnier if it weren't so pathetic. "'No one seems to know what is happening,' one senior Arab envoy said last week, speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid appearing out of the loop. 'I am completely lost.'"

And the Administration? "Even a senior administration official deeply involved in the preparations confided, before speaking off the record about his expectations: 'I can't connect the dots myself because it is still a work in progress.'"

Still a work in progress? Holy freakin' Martha.



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