Wednesday, May 18, 2011

SF Gate

Home of the San Francisco ChronicleSubscribe to the weekend Chronicle SFGate Web Search by YAHOO! Businesses Advanced Home News Sports Opinion Politics Letters to the editor, May 18"California to close 70 state parks and beaches" (May 14) for lack of $22 million. That sum is peanuts to some California corporations. For example, Chevron, which says oil companies should put their profits to good use,...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 of his resignation followed reports that the president's Thursday speech 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.
Ted Rudow III, MA
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