Friday, November 23, 2007

Arabs to Annapolis

The U.S. government is officially pleased that Saudi Arabia and Syria, and most of the members of the Arab League will be attending the meeting convened by Condi Rice in Annapolis next Tuesday to discuss a possible Israeli-Palestinian settlement involving two states. I still think they may be coming not because they see much solid hope of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian issues, but because it's an opportunity to get together to discuss what, if anything, the Arab states should do to deal with the threat to the region posed by an insouciant Iran. But it might not be a bad thing if that discussion ensues. In fact, it might be rather a good thing.

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