Friday, February 02, 2007

From the War is Peace Department

"Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice hosted a meeting of would-be Middle East peacemakers in Washington today..."

So begins this evening's ATC report on a meeting of representatives of the 'Quartet' (Russia, US, UN, and EU). Condoleeza Rice, the US - peacemakers? That hurts.

Is it really so hard to come up with a more neutral lead-in for such a report, perhaps, "Sec. of State Rice convened a meeting of the Quartet which came up with it's so-called "roadmap to peace" back in April of 2003?" An even more truthful introduction would mention that it is a plan that had little chance of success since it ignored the historical injustices of Israel against Palestinians, and was undermined by Israeli aggression almost from the start.

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