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Peninsula readers' letters: May19
From Daily News Group readers Posted: 05/18/2011 03:04:57 PM PDTUpdated: 05/18/2011 10:39:34 PM PDT
Road map to failure
Dear Editor: Special Envoy George Mitchell resigned, clearly angry at the lack of support his peace efforts received from the White House, and his resignation letter was about as curt and cold as any in recent memory. The announcement followed reports that the president's speech today on the Middle East will, amazingly, say virtually nothing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Obama administration intends to avoid deviation from the AIPAC/Netanyahu blueprint. Obama will "stress the importance of the U.S.-Israeli relationship," said White House spokesman Jay Carney, describing that partnership as an "unshakable bond." Now it is blatantly adopting a policy that deeply grieves the very Arab democrats it supposedly champions.
The U.S. was trying to mediate a "road map to peace" between Israel and the Palestinians, but it's been a complete dead-end so far. There's not even a road there, no sort of pathway that would lead toward peace, so I don't know if you could even say it went so far as a dead-end, much less to the point where any sort of map would be required. It's just been a flat-out failure!
Ted Rudow III, MA
Palo Alto

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