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June 16, 2007

Why Martin Indyk Is Director Of The Saban Center for Middle East Policy And You're Not

Because unlike you, he can write this for the Washington Post without giggling:

One might expect that [Mahmoud Abbas] would denounce Hamas's coup and call for international intervention to restore his control.

This is also impressive non-giggling work by Indyk:

Hosni Mubarak's regime turned a blind eye to the importation of weapons and money that helped ensure Hamas's takeover.


Egypt transfered a large quantity of arms and ammunition to PA security organizations in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, with Israel's approval...

The shipment included 2,000 AK-47 rifles, 20,000 magazines and two million rounds of ammunition.

UP NEXT: Indyk denounces Iraq for invading the United States.

Posted at June 16, 2007 02:46 PM | TrackBack

The Hysteria of murder, hell, I can't even read it without giggling. It's ALL just sign posts on the Highway to Hell. (could be a stop sign, it looks HEXagonal.)

Posted by: Mike Meyer at June 16, 2007 05:51 PM

Which Power Ranger is he?

I think Pollack is Green Ranger.

Posted by: Jon H at June 16, 2007 09:15 PM


This brings to mind an awkward moment at American Footprints when I put Martin Indyk and Dennis Ross in the same basic camp as Elliott Abrams. Much eye-rolling from other commenters at my wild, paranoid oversimplification.

But, in fact, on most points of analysis having to do with Palestinian issues, there's no daylight at all -- particularly now that the internal contradictions of the Oslo project have run their course to complete, if clear, ruin.

Posted by: Nell at June 17, 2007 05:41 AM