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.