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George Mitchell says, Well, 10 presidents and 19 secretaries of state also failed

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Charlie Rose [at 21:00]: When this president came to office, one of his earliest appointments was you… a serious person who helped bring peace to Northern Ireland… We’re involved. And off you went to the Middle East. It’s now two years later. Did you fail?

George Mitchell: Well I failed to get a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. But so has everyone else who has ever tried. Since Israel was created, we’ve had ten presidents and 19 secretaries of state. There have been many Israeli prime ministers, and everyone has tried to do it, and no one’s succeeded. So in that sense you can say, yes, we failed to get a peace agreement, and the consequence is a serious one…

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