Sorry gents, but Petraeus' comments are based in facts - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • WeCan2
    • 22.03.10 | 03:53 (IST)

    And the facts don't originate with him. His is only the latest, and most publicly stated since Bush's change to America's National Security Strategy back in 2001, which led to Bush's "road map", and its resolves for a two state solution. This isn't something new, the State Department has been aware of it for well over 10 years. Are you two pups too young to recall Sharon's jaw nearly hitting the floor when the U.S. declared the need for addressing the underlying problems that fuel terrorism, with Bush naming the Palestinian issue in particular? Sharon had anticipated 9/11 would change the American stance in ways that would allow Israel more freedom to deal with the Palestinians on its own terms; instead he had the road map dumped in his lap with an emphatic "you will". Bottom line, while your conjectures and generalities are nothing more than that, Petraeus's views, and that of the State Department, are based on intelligence gathering and the analysis of fact.

    from the article: America's Mideast woes don't begin and end with Israel
    First published 08:55 21.03.10 | Last updated 17:18 21.03.10
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