Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Marty Peretz comments on Tom Friedman's Sunday New York Times column:

I suppose that many people assumed that "after Cairo" meant he was
assigning our secretary of state to shuttling back and forth between Jerusalem
and Ramallah. No, he has pity on Mrs. Clinton. Yes, he wants her to concentrate
"on the peace process."

But "not that peace process." "That one is probably beyond diplomacy,"
and the fact is that Tom knows this area better than most and certainly better
than poor Hillary and her assigned runner George Mitchell who thinks that the
Palestine problem is like the Irish problem.

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