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December 28, 2008

WaPo: Israel Ruined Obama's Chance to be Peacemaker

Oh, boo-frickin-hoo. The article is headlined: "Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Strip Imperil Obama's Peace Chances".

Israel's airstrikes on Gaza yesterday, in retaliation for a nonstop barrage of rocket attacks from Hamas fighters, raised the prospect of an escalation of violence that could scuttle any hopes the incoming Obama administration harbored of forging an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

"If the casualty reports are accurate, Hamas is going to respond. And this isn't a two- or three-day deal in which the genie is put back in the bottle," said Aaron David Miller, a Middle East scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and author of "The Much Too Promised Land." "This takes the already slim chance of an early, active and successful Obama engagement on Israel-Palestinian peace and lowers it to about zero."

The One was going to bring peace to the Holy Land, as was foretold by the prophets, if those darn Israelis hadn't defended themselves. Now they've gone and ruined everything (again, right?).

The Washington Post editors need to remember that it's not just what you say, but how you say it.


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posted by Gabriel Malor at 08:32 AM

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