Skip to comments.Wheels off the bus in Obama Middle East policy: Fayyad quits
Posted on 04/15/2013 4:59:41 PM PDT by SJackson
Salam Fayyad has resigned as prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. Losing practically the only Palestinian leader committed to building civil society and limiting corruption is a blow for those hoping for a two-state solution or even an improved quality of life for Palestinians.
Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies told me in a phone interview Sunday, This is undeniably a defeat for the administration and undeniably a defeat for the Palestinian cause.
According to Schanzer, Secretary of State John F. Kerry was aware of the brewing crisis since February, but neither his recent efforts to restart the peace process nor the presidents supportive words for Fayyad during his recent trip were sufficient to prevent Fayyads ouster. So, Schanzer concludes, It is hard not to see this as an early defeat for Kerry. Although, he said, this also is clearly seen as a blowback to the Obama administration policies.
Quite simply, the United States has lost influence in the region since we abandoned Iraq entirely, pulled up stakes prematurely in Afghanistan, allowed Bashar al-Assad to pursue his bloody civil war in Syria and failed to halt Irans nuclear weapons program through diplomacy and sanctions. It is the appearance of ineptitude and willingness to resign ourselves to defeat that also leaves us without sway over players like
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obama is muzzie speak for “failure”.
An early defeat for John Kerry. Who could have seen that coming?
Wow, and this in the Washington Post...
His check must have cleared.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
If it runs into a ditch, it's GWB's fault.
Obama, you are a complete failure. I demand your immediate resignation.
Jennifer may be the Post’s token conservatie, and a Jew at that. IMO she’s very good week after week.
I am not sure but this kind of drift is exactly what Hussein wants.
Salam Fayyad has resigned as prime minister of the Palestinian Authority.Abu Mazen was going to fire him anyway. But Zero and Lurch are in FAIL mode, regardless.
Lets not forget Iran’s failed revolution .
Let’s not forget. Please clue us in, on Iran’s failed revolution, Deetes.
This is one of the most backhanded articles I have read, since last week. Amazing true source of baloney on fire. Don’t burn the toast...