Have You Seen The Newest Funny Linkbait In Newsweek?
Oh man,Newsweek. We were all prepared to just ignore this, to make it die, because JESUS, but the copy editors closed the deal nicely with this subhed: "Peace Partners: Bush and Obama could play good-cop, bad-cop with Israel." OH COME ON. Fine, here's a quick mockery of your broke magazine's pornographic web-dung.
Many Israelis, especially led by their current right-wing government, would readily trust that policies advanced by Bush had their best interests at heart, and he would not abandon them.
Of course, this is all just a fantasy. Bush isn't about to become anybody's envoy, let alone promote Obama's agenda. And Obama wouldn't squander the capital he has accrued from Arabs and Muslims by making Bush his front man. (After all, what rendered Bush popular in Israel rendered him unpopular in the rest of the Middle East.)
But, as odd as it sounds, channeling Bush wouldn't be such a bad thing. To help get Israelis behind the new American president, it would behoove the White House to show more urgency on the Iranian threat—and to openly press Arab countries for their own concessions, such as more diplomatic relations with the Jewish state. Having collected political capital, it's time Obama began spending it.
Great! Shut up.
This thing, here: "And Obama wouldn't squander the capital he has accrued from Arabs and Muslims by making Bush his front man." Correct! Let's make it even simpler: It would be cosmically retarded for Barack Obama to MAKE *GEORGE W. BUSH* HIS FRONT MAN AND POSTER BOY FOR AMERICAN PRESENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, and it will never happen, so please just... just... meh.
Obama Should Send Bush to Mideast [Newsweek]