The Arab League Secretary General Amr Musa announced today at the Arab League meeting that "The peace process in the Middle East was killed. All mechanisms, including the Middle East Quartet (Russia, US, UN and EU) have canceled the peace process."
The Arab League's meeting was, by all standards, horribly ineffectual and divisive. The only thing they could agree upon was to abandon their responsibilities by kicking the issue of Lebanon back to the UN Security Council.
(You know, the same UN Security Council that had all the votes it needed a few days ago to pass a resolution criticizing both Hezbollah and Israel for their behavior, and which called for an end to all hostilities. The statement would've passed without a single dissenting vote too, if it weren't for the US casting the only vote of opposition against it.)
Really, the next time Bush says the words "peace" and "the Middle East" together in the same sentence, I suggest we all agree on some sort of unified national spittake. Extra points if you do it while watching the president speak in public places, such as bars, restaurants, etc.
For those of you in Lebanon and Northern Israel, my condolences. The US government seems to believe that it is in our nation's best interest to see that you're all bombed and rocketed for a little while longer.
Yes, I know, it stinks. Sorry 'bout that. Don't hold any grudges against us, ok?!
As for everyone else out there, well, just don't look too closely. You might not like what you'll see.