It was recently announced that President Hussein Obama will be meeting with Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and Chief Terrorist (and certified Holocaust deniers) Mahmood Abbas in Washington to rev up the stalled peace talks.
Of course, expectations for any kind of success are low, if only because of the set up of the conference. President Obama will be meeting separately with the leaders and only then having a joint session. Unfortunately Abbas has already cynically decided the outcome of the conference by announcing that he will not talk about anything meaningful with Netanyahu until the Israelis completely capitulate unconditionally to all his demands. How progressive.
One can therefore see the conference proceeding along these lines:
Obama: Hey guys, let's see if we can restart peace talks.
Netanyahu: I'm open to full negotiations on every aspect.
Abbas: I demand competely acceptance of my demands.
Obama: Well then, Bibi, why are you being so intransigent? Can't you see Mahmood is sincere about peace?
I recall as a child watching the morning news with my parents and hearing about "peace talks" between Israel and the Arabs. Of course back then it was Menachem Begin, a"h, and Yassir Arafat, y"sh.
Perhaps politics really does delude people but maybe one day America will have a president who will finally say "You know, 50 years later I don't think there's gonna be peace, and since Israel is on our side, let's back 'em up!"