Never mind the stuff he’s spewing on TV about the Middle East (and I’ve been meaning to make this point ever since I read one of those vacuous evasions he wrote about Israel and the apartheid question), but I couldn’t help wonder how he can say things like this priceless line from his Newsweek encomium to the Clintons:
“If Obama decides to deploy him properly, Bill Clinton will be a terrific troubleshooter, perhaps in tandem once again with his old rival, George H.W. Bush. He could pick up in the Middle East where he left off in 2000, except this time the main obstacle to peace—Yasir Arafat—is dead.”
Uh, dude, you need to recycle your propaganda lines sometimes. That may have been the Israeli spin dutifully put out by Clinton after Camp David in a craven (but vain) attempt to bolster the electoral credentials of the clownish Ehud Barak, but don’t you think that, eight years later, a war raging, that you sound more than a little stupid saying that the main obstacle to peace is a man who died years ago? Or have they just forgotten to give you the new spin talking points?