Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mention of Holy Land suspiciously absent from SOTU

President Obama's State of the Union address last night talked briefly of national security, mainly in the context of strengthening ties with Muslim nations and peoples, removing U.S. combat troops from Iraq, and continuing to support the corrupt Afghan government, but did not mention a year of peace process failures in the Holy Land. Most of the speech was spent discussing domestic initiatives - which parallels what I mentioned in an earlier HLP post. 2010 will be a domestic year for the Obama administration.

Not mentioning Israel/Palestine is probably good for the numbers though. What a mess we have in the Holy Land now.

The speech in general was pretty good, I thought. He announced some promising initiatives, but it will be interesting to see if the broken Congress can actually drive his visions into action. Time will tell...

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