With global respect for the United States at an all time low and hopes in Barack Obama at an all time high, how much more pressure and drama can a new President of the United States tolerate?
Well, Israel, the Middle East and George W. Bush are adding fuel to the proverbial fire.
Bush’s totally unbowed support for Israel and his deaf ear to pressure from the Arab world has resulted in gridlock in the United Nations Security Council. It now looks as if the U.N. may not even consider another cease-fire proposal between Israel and Hamas until Tuesday.
The U.S. has blocked two previous cease-fire resolutions.
Many nations would like to see Isreal ordered to agree to a cease fire; but U.S. non-compliance has allowed Isreal to forge ahead in its air, and now ground, assault upon Gaza.
For right or wrong, the U.S. position on Israel is under siege: putting even more pressure on Barack Obama to come up with a solution more people can agree to in the Middle East after he is inaugurated on January 20, 2009.
Maybe Mr. Obama can still replace Rick Warren with a Muslim for the invocation….
Rick Warren: Needs an all inclusive prayer…. and a very big rug….