"There they go again," was my reaction. After Oslo I, Oslo II, Taba, Wye, Tenet, Mitchell, Zinni, Sharm El-Sheikh, Roadmap, Annapolis, is this next flop going to be called Mitchell II? Why be so negative? Well, they have not changed anything or learned anything from previous disasters, so why would we expect a different result?
Why is it that politicians who concoct these "peace processes" which blow up not in their faces, but in our faces, are never held accountable for their failures? Imagine if there were a law requiring that with every consecutive failure a monetary fine would increase and the relevant author of the failed peace plan would be held personally accountable for the debacle.
But to help them avoid such unpleasant fines, how about demanding from "peace processors" that they go through rigorous basic training before they come up with their ideas. If I managed to read some three dozen books on jihad in the last seven years since 9/11, surely the people who decide our future should be aware of the works of Ibn Warraq, Ibn Ishaq, Bat Ye'or, Bernard Lewis, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Robert Spencer or V.S. Naipaul. No?