Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Powell for Middle East Envoy -- Dennis Ross for US Ambassador to Israel?

"...Ross is much more hawkish on Iran ..... with his ability to simultaneously sell conflicting themes -- like on one hand he wants to bomb Iran and undermine any engagement with Hamas while on the other he desires the sort of dovish position advocated by Search for Common Ground -- Dennis Ross is much more comfortable with neoconservatives than realists or liberal internationalists.......Zbig dropped some names -- some big ones.....He said hypothetically, Colin Powell could be the person asked to do the broad negotiating and arm twisting to achieve the Obama administration's foreign policy objectives with Iran and in Arab-Israel peace negotiations. Brzezinski then said that Dennis Ross would make an excellent and important US Ambassador to Israel"

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