Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bush's Last Grab at Legacy

I was somewhat surprised to see that Bush has, now that he is soon to be leaving office with nothing to show for, trying to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict. I applaud his effort and while it is tempting to say it will all be in vain, since I gurantee he will accomplish little if anything at all, at least he is sort of setting the stage for the next incoming president.

Via the BBC:

US President George W Bush has said Israel must end occupation of Arab land taken in 1967 so that a viable Palestinian state can be created.

He also urged a solution to the Palestinian refugee issue which would involve paying compensation.

This is thought to be the first time Mr Bush has publicly pressed the Israelis to give up occupied land.

And here's a great quote showing that Bush says what he means and means what he says:

"I can press when there needs to be pressed; I can hold hands when there needs to be—hold hands."—on how he can contribute to the Middle East peace process, Washington, D.C., Jan. 4, 2008


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