Roger L. Simon

How not to make Middle East peace

Ever since Barack Obama sent his vice-president to Israel to speed the peace process, everything has gone wrong in that part of the world. Deliberately or not, by treating the Israelis and the prime minister as his lackeys, Obama has signaled the Palestinians it was time to go crazy after months of relative calm. First it was Jerusalem, now it’s Gaza. Way to go Barack and Hillary and all you brilliant “realists” in the State Department. You have it all figured out, don’t you? In a recent video interview with Jonah Goldberg on PJTV, Glenn Reynolds opined that we live in a culture where there was nothing verifiably elite about our elites. How true. [But then there’s nothing liberal about our liberals either.-ed. You’re back!]