Friday, January 19, 2007

Hasten Not A Quartet , Madam Rice

A proposed Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, quartet gathering would not foster any meaningful solution in the middle-east giving the propaganda videos being circulated by Ahmadinejad and his generals.

New York Times reports that:

The Palestinian president and the Israeli prime minister promised to join her for three-way talks within a month, with a meeting in Washington in advance by the so-called quartet — the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations — that has been trying to promote Middle East peace.
And powerful Arab states gave their blessing, however reserved, to Mr. Bush’s initiatives to try to snatch victory from the growing chaos that is Iraq — even though these wealthy nations committed nothing of their own to that effort.

Such a move should never at all be hastened even though Ahmadinejad's lieutenants seem to be deserting him now. Iran’s movement should be kept under a 24-hour surveillance. Chances are that the lieutenants are going away only to re-group again.

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