Bush is playing a last-ditch game of escalating the arms race here and then lining up the forces on the chessboard. If we are not smart enough to sidestep his treacheries, we will be drawn in to the antics of one of the worst presidents the US has ever seen. All of America's blunders in the Middle East have been the result of a total lack of perception regarding the region and its characteristics, and Bush is no exception. Instead of attempting to stabilize our own region, we are being drawn into this superficial approach that is as reckless and stupid as Bush himself. Pity we have fallen into the trap of being lured to this meeting, which is not a peace conference, but more like an alliance for war. Pity we have no leaders today such as Begin or Rabin who had the courage to approach the enemy camp and pursue peace. We are unwittingly being drawn into a superficial approach to our foreign policy that will not only prove unproductive, but also extremely dangerous.
4 UN peacekeepers injured in Sinai and taken to hospital in south Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: A conference of cowboys