In the midst of an otherwise semi-upbeat report on negotiations among Egypt, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Israel about a comprehensive ceasefire, I read this tantalizing tidbit:
Vice President Dick Cheney will travel to the Middle East on Sunday, the White House said Monday. The trip will include visits to Israel and the West Bank in the hope of advancing the peace talks.
Is it just me or does anyone else find this unbelievable. A bit of dark humor perhaps? Dick Cheney is going to “advance the peace talks?” How? By finding WMD in Gaza City? A little yellow cake in Beit Hanoun? Letting Dick Cheney loose in the West Bank is about as good an idea as letting a bull loose in a china shop. You never know what might happen. Maybe Dick thinks he can show Condi how to engineer a real anti-Hamas coup.
liberal white boy says
If he really wanted peace he would fire Elliot Abrams then resign.
Norman Weinstein says
Cheney is an anthropomorphic emetic, and never so much so as when our Grand Simian, Two-Gun Pete from l’li ole Crawford, sends him off on a peace mission to the Middle East. “Bullshit” is the only clinical tag to place upon such an action. I suspect that our snarling blood-drinking waryur, aka as Vice President Cheney, mostly intends to travel somewhat farther East from the Mediterranean to that land of the Bush bed-partners, Saudi Arabia, origin of fifteen of those famous hijackers so very useful to the Bush regime, and where peace talk might well give way to oil talk. After all, it’s really a matter of values, and that’s what the Bush regime is truly all about – values – and isn’t oil thicker than blood?
“As far as I am concerned, you can even hang [Yasser Arafat].”
– Dick Cheney to Binyamin Ben-Eliezer
Speaks for itself, doesn’t it?
Peter Marmorek says
Durst nailed it, “George Bush sent Dick Cheney to the MidEast on a Peace Mission. Dick Cheney. On a Peace Mission. Like putting a dyspeptic coyote in charge of bunny feeding.”