It is weird to read this especially coming from the cat who got us into this mess to begin with. Baker, Scowcroft and other supposedly smart people are making a very real case for drug testing among former American statesmen.
A solution to the refugee problem that is consistent with the two-state
solution, addresses the Palestinian refugees' deep sense of injustice, as well
as provides them with meaningful financial compensation and resettlement
Does this include the true creators of Palestinian refugees? Egypt and Jordan should acknowledge their past failures of leadership with the Palestinian people. Failures like launching wars of aggression against a democratic member of the UN. And losing them. Then, cutting Peace deals with Israel - leaving their people stuck in misery in refugee camps for years, their failure to assimilate their own people into loyal, productive citizens.
The realists become even more unreal with this bit here;
In order to enhance Israel's confidence in the process, Arab states that
currently do not enjoy diplomatic relations with Israel should attend the
Shouldn't that read Arab states that currently do not enjoy diplomatic relations with Israel should officially recognise Israel as a Jewish state, establish embassies and exchange ambassadors?
A Real peace plan that offers real chances for success is easier than these seasoned vets of 'realism' would ever dare suggest.
Secretary Rice and Minister Livni must be thinking these tired old men, who have never produced peace, stability or security should be sweetly ushered out of the limelight and into Old Failures Home.
Realism's loser lobby is ready to lose again.