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Israeli Strikes Kill 21 Palestinians, Gaza Rockets Wound 10 Israelis
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McCain Suggests Bill Clinton as Gaza Truce Negotiator
[An Nahar] Leading Republican Senator John Maverick McCain
... the Senator-for-Life from Arizona, former presidential candidate and even more former foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution...
suggested Sunday that President Barack Obama
On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today...
should send Bill Clinton as a special envoy to try to negotiate peace between Israel and Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,.

"The United States should obviously be as heavily influential as they can," McCain told CBS television, referring to the bloody conflict that has raged since Wednesday between Israel and the Gazoo Strip's Islamist rulers.

The Arizona Republican, who lost his 2008 presidential bid to Obama, sang the praises of Clinton, a Democrat, as someone uniquely placed to try to broker a truce between the sworn enemies.

"I know he'd hate me for saying that but we need a person of enormous prestige and influence to have these parties sit down together as an honest broker," said McCain.

"The United States of America has got to push as hard as we can to resolve this Israeli-Paleostinian issue."
Posted by: Fred || 11/19/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [591 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why now?
He couldn't do it as President.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/19/2012 0:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Wants him dead, does he.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 11/19/2012 0:17 Comments || Top||

#3  "I know he'd hate me for saying that but we need a person of enormous prestige and influence to have these parties sit down together as an honest broker," said McCain, the butter freezing in his mouth.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/19/2012 0:19 Comments || Top||

#4  "I know he'd hate me for saying that but we need a person of enormous prestige and influence to have these parties sit down together as an honest broker," said McCain.

Like the historically proven non sequitur "Gaza Truce Negotiator", terms of reference such as "Honest broker" and "Bill Clinton" should never be used in the same sentence.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/19/2012 1:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Are all these politicians bat $h*t crazy????????
Is that all that McCain can think up? Send Bill Clinton to be a negotiator? He is either a creative genius or BSC. Bunch of recycled politicians. I am getting a headache.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 11/19/2012 2:34 Comments || Top||

#6  McCain read Machiavelli? Doubts, serious doubts. He's prolly crazy and right twice a day.
Posted by: twobyfour || 11/19/2012 4:47 Comments || Top||

#7  #5 Are all these politicians bat $h*t crazy????????

Yes, along with some 40-50% of the general, voting population who instal them. But who am I to judge ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/19/2012 7:18 Comments || Top||

#8  How good are the hookers in Gaza? Just wondering...
Posted by: Raj || 11/19/2012 7:41 Comments || Top||

#9  Even Bill wouldn't go after one.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/19/2012 7:58 Comments || Top||

#10  Tell old horny Bill they have binders full of women in Gaza & maybe he could be persuaded to check them out.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/19/2012 9:15 Comments || Top||

#11  Hmmmmmm....how about letting Bibi Netanyahu do the negotiating?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/19/2012 9:42 Comments || Top||

#12  Mr. Clinton, his reputation here at the Burg notwithstanding, does have three things that Mr. Obama and the rest of his administration lack: prestige (being an ex-president helps), interpersonal skills, and non-insular political experience.

You want a salesman. Saints make crappy negoatiators.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/19/2012 12:16 Comments || Top||

#13  What makes you think we want a salesman, Pappy?

I want this finished. For good. And Bibi seems to be doing the job so far. Drive the Paleos back into Egypt from whence they came.

(Egypt hasn't taken Gaza back in all these years for a reason. They need to change their minds.)
Posted by: Barbara || 11/19/2012 12:48 Comments || Top||

#14  It could have been much, much worse. He could have suggested Jimmy Carter.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/19/2012 13:07 Comments || Top||

#15  I want this finished. For good.

Reality check - it isn't going to get "finished. For good". Not this time around.

At this point the best that be hoped for is to keep punching back and wait for the quantum of solace to run out.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/19/2012 13:08 Comments || Top||

#16  I believe the phrase "mowing the grass" applies here. Although, sometimes you want to trim the weeds waaay back.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/19/2012 13:13 Comments || Top||

#17  This is a classic example of setting the Dems up for failure! The Dems send their fair haired leader, it fails, the Dem machine has a classic Fail for 2016...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 11/19/2012 14:24 Comments || Top||

#18  wrong Clinton...isn't his wife perfect for this? After all, she's the one w/combat experience I hear.
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 11/19/2012 17:06 Comments || Top||

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Two weeks of WOT
Mon 2012-11-19
  Israeli Strikes Kill 21 Palestinians, Gaza Rockets Wound 10 Israelis
Sun 2012-11-18
  Israeli air strikes pound Gaza as death toll hits 38
Sat 2012-11-17
   Israel air strikes hit Hamas HQ
Fri 2012-11-16
  Israel Warns of Escalation After Tel Aviv Missile Firing
Thu 2012-11-15
  Gaza missiles fired at Tel Aviv
Wed 2012-11-14
  France recognizes rebel coalition as legitimate rulers of Syria
Tue 2012-11-13
  Jamaat, Shibir go berserk in Bangla
Mon 2012-11-12
  Govt. Soldiers shoot it out in Mogadishu
Sun 2012-11-11
  IDF Changes Rules of Engagement Along Syrian Border
Sat 2012-11-10
  Mexican police charged over US embassy staff shooting
Fri 2012-11-09
  David Petraeus resigns from CIA
Thu 2012-11-08
  Syria raids Hamas offices months after group's leaders leave
Wed 2012-11-07
  Bombings, Clashes Kill 131 in Syria as Gunmen Assassinate Parliament Speaker's Brother
Tue 2012-11-06
  Suicide bomber kills at least 27 by army base near Baghdad
Mon 2012-11-05
  Grenade attack on Kenya church kills 1, wounds 14

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