Obama Will Use His Magic Hopey Dust To Bring Eternal Peace To Middle East
Apparently Barack Obama had a sweet vacation, because he's glowing with optimism and just can't wait to "cure" the Middle East of its eternal sadness. We wish you luck, sir:
President Obama is meeting with Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian leaders on Wednesday to jump-start Middle East peace talks. He’ll have separate meetings in the Oval Office with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, King Abdullah II of Jordan, and President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. Each will speak to the news media in the evening, and the leaders will work over dinner. David Sanger examined Mr. Obama’s efforts this week to make progress on Israeli-Palestinian peace, Iraq and Iran, a trifecta that eluded his predecessors and for which he faces tough odds.
"Tough odds" is of course referring to the four Israeli settlers who were shot dead last night, and the announcement that "the other settlers" will honor their dead by resuming construction in the West Bank (and also by chanting "2-4-6-8 Bulldozing Palestinian Homes Is Really Great!" over and over again). These are both isolated incidents though and we're sure everything will work out great!