"The official behind this development, he says, was Elliot Abrams, the neoconservative who was appointed deputy national security adviser in charge of disseminating democracy in the Middle East - "and every aspect of that agreement was abrogated." - James D. Wolfensohn, former middle east envoy of the quartet Those who think watching Rice or Blair, or even listening to Bush himself, will reveal US policy in the Middle East are like Dorothy and the Straw Man watching the Wizard instead of paying attention to the man behind the curtain. Elliott Abrams is the man who Bush put in charge of controlling the real US policy in the region. Not that Abrams makes it easy to know what he is up to. His latest "coup" was to suborn the attempted coup against Hamas by Fatah in Gaza which backfired and ended up with Fatah running out of Gaza with it's tail between it's legs.
Netanyahu condemns West Bank arson attack, calling it 'terror' (Haaretz)
from the article: 'All the dreams we had are now gone'