Wow. Someone in the MSM finally takes my line on Obama's Middle East team. It shouldn't be all Jewish. Nice column about diversity by Roger Cohen, making fun of the fact that the main three are all Jewish. Includes this smart crack at Dennis Ross:
In an adulatory piece in Newsweek, Michael Hirsh wrote: "Ross's previous experience as the indefatigable point man during the failed Oslo process, as well as the main negotiator with Syria, make him uniquely suited for a major renewal of U.S. policy on nearly every front."
Really? I wonder about the capacity for "major renewal" of someone who has failed for so long.
Bottom line on Ross: 17 years ago he was working to disqualify the PLO from representing the Palestinians in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Because Israel wouldn't recognize the terrorist organization. Israel being led by former terrorists itself. Ross was basically letting Israel vet the Palestinian representatives. And allowing the settlements to go forward.
And this is the guy we want to bring a new approach to dealing with Hamas??