Peace Process Is Really About Iran

[New York Times] David Brooks - This peace process is unlike any other. It's not really about Israel and the Palestinians; it's about Iran. There is a feeling among Arab and Israeli leaders that an Iran-Syria-Hizbullah-Hamas alliance is on the march and that the nations that resist that alliance are in retreat. The peace process is an occasion to construct what Martin Indyk of the Brookings Institution's Saban Center calls an anti-Iran counter-alliance. It's slightly unfortunate that the peace process itself is hollow. The main point is to organize the anti-Iranians around some vehicle. The Bush administration is not about to bomb Iran. It's using diplomacy to build a coalition to balance it.

2007-11-06 01:00:00

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