Bush is counting on Condi, who by her own words is a “plenty steeped” negotiator, to parley a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine. Can Condi Rice assure Bush II a positive place in history for
doping doing at least one thing right? Richard Nixon is credited with opening up relations with China. Jimmy Carter is known for brokering peace between Israel and Egypt with the Camp David Accords. And of course Ronald Reagan was at the right place at the right time with the carrots and the stick to end the Cold War.
I don’t think anyone associated with George W. Bush will be trusted by the Palestinians. Who then can work mid-east magic and pull a rabbit out of their hats? None other than Bill Clinton. Having failed once as president a wiser Clinton is now the proven prestidigitator with the finesse to make Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas kiss and make googly eyes.