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Kerry, Livni, Indyk et al
Kerry, Livni, Indyk et al, State Dep’t photo

 

Now again, the Process.

It’s hard not to be nauseated – in the most visceral sense – by its every representation and permutation. Its endless recapitulation by people who don’t know better or by cowardly or two-dimensional people who do. A rank and stiff load on a public dais. Infused periodically with amphetamines. That’s what’s on offer.

The set: Tony Blair is somehow relevant. Martin Indyk with his irritating grin and Dennis Ross, a success or a failure depending on where you stand, trading stories. Tzipi Livni, who’s managed to stay one step ahead of the law but cannot outrun her legacy. Saeb Erakat and Mahmoud Abbas, two inflatable characters whose unbearable lightness cannot mask the yawning hole in the wall. And Grand Marshall Kerry… the object of all vicarious embarrassment in the world.

It’s a circus act in sagging tent. Shabby clowns deliver earnest lines in an empty space.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtGmkgVOcTQ

A timely outing to remind all how it works!

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Yes, another peace process party. A cluster of balloons, grease stained paper plates, some baloney and grapes, warm diet pesi… everyone acting like they’re having fun. Vicarious embarrassment indeed. If there weren’t lives at stake this nauseating crowd of pretenders would induce a feeling of pity.

“…Dennis Ross, a success or a failure depending on where you stand…”

Exactly. He is either the biggest failure or greatest success American politics has ever known.

QUOTE: It’s a circus act in [a] sagging tent. Shabby clowns deliver earnest lines in an empty space. Well, no. It’s a command performance, given in AIPAC’s tent and at its request. What’s important is that Kerry and various others SHOW UP. It is understood that nothing of substance must eventuate from it. It is successful when it is a sort of sham. But what sort of sham? A sham as a peace process, surely,… Read more »