Condi Rice has been running around trying to pretend that she, and the regime she works for, are not totally discredited. The Bush junta has effectively castrated itself and the House of Saud has felt it necessary to step in and try to force a peace settlement upon the region. With everyone else in the region on board - more or less - it will be hard to convince the world that Israeli intransigence is justified. Once again, the only thing which might save the Israeli right is it's long-time ally, Hamas.
U.S. to deliver 8 advanced F-16s to Egypt on July 30-31, U.S. embassy in Cairo says (Reuters)
from the article: After Rice / Creeping back to the unilateral