Friday, March 14, 2003

Plans for Peace

Well, the Bush Middle East peace plan has been unveiled, or something. I'm sure it's as useless as the Friedman peace plan, which if I remember correctly involved Saudi Arabia making nice with Israel in exchange for Israel withdrawing from all the occupied territories. I'm sure the former, like the latter, will be hailed for its brilliance despite the fact that it may as well have come from the planet Mongo.

I would normally be happy that any attempt at a process, even a likely futile one, was happening. The U.S. is the only one who can broker a deal in this. However, aside from throwing up a red cape to distract the press momentarily, discussing Mideast peace on the eve of Baghdad's destruction is a about as productive as, well, trying to obtain Mideast peace by destroying Baghdad.