Day One

This WaPo piece (via Laura Rozen) is good news. Amid all the commentary saying how the Gaza War was a major setback for President Obama’s Middle East agenda, I remained convinced that it should not keep him from investing fully into the cleanup immediately upon taking office. It could very well be true that the realistic potential for success has been limited, but a lot of that will depend on the timing of where and when diplomatic resources are brought to bear. And George Mitchell brings a lot of cred to the job.

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