A two-page summary was attached. Scanning it, Mann was startled by one dramatic concession after another -- "decisive action" against all terrorists in Iran, an end of support for Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, a promise to cease its nuclear program, and also an agreement to recognize Israel.Bush/Cheney-administrationen har også forsøgt at sabotere fredsforhandlingerne mellem Syrien og Israel. Så den fred, Israel så inderligt længes efter, er blevet skudt i stykker af deres nærmeste allierede.
This was huge. Mann sat down and drafted a quick memo to her boss, Richard Haass. It was important to send a swift and positive response.
Then she heard that the White House had already made up its mind -- it was going to ignore the offer. Its only response was to lodge a formal complaint with the Swiss government about their ambassador's meddling.
Og det er måske det største problem: At der er en gruppe temmeligt indflydelsesrige mennesker, som faktisk ikke vil frem til freden. Det gør det jo lidt omsonst at diskutere vejen derhen.