Saturday, March 1, 2008

Bush Laughs at Jordanian King's Message Yet Again

While Israel escalated its attack on the Gaza Strip, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas threatened to leave the negotiating table. President Bush promised to work hard on Middle East peace during his remaining year in office. Jordan's King Abdullah pleaded for our Chief Slacker to get off his kiester and do something about the rapidly deteriorating situation.

"America is the only world power capable of ensuring that the parties stay on track and on time in their current negotiations," Abdullah said."A victory by the enemies of peace, freedom, stability and moderation cannot be an option," he said. "If we miss today's opportunities, peace will be set back, perhaps for decades."

Israeli military leaders said an invasion of Gaza would lead to a Palestinian holocaust, while Abbas called the 33 deaths, 16 of them civilian, a massacre. If the parties aren't at the negotiating table, there will be no peace.

It's like the lottery, you can't win without buying a ticket. It looks like Israel wants to play scratch off with Gaza. That makes for bad odds on getting the greater prize.