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How come this proclivity to failure in the Middle East is not addressed by the checks and balances of the American political system?

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Submitted by Mladen Andrijasevic (Israel), Jan 17, 2008 at 03:17

How can failure of this magnitude, which is obviously not in the US national interest, go unchecked for so long? Should not US Congress enact some kind of legislation whereby those who repeatedly flop in their grand peace schemes be held accountable for their miserable performance? Should not the policy-makers of unrealistic peace plans be discouraged to repeat the same error over and over?

Oslo I, Oslo II, Taba, Wye, Tenet, Mitchell, Zinni, Sharm El-Sheikh, Roadmap. Annapolis. There ought to be a way to break this Sysiphean cycle either through fines or sentences which would include ordering the authors of future peace plans to read the basic texts which the protagonists of the conflict constantly invoke, but which are never considered relevant by the policy makers.

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