Condi Rice Just added to the list of biggest lies— you remember them? They include:

  • The check is in the mail.
  • I’ll respect you in the morning.
  • It was a useful and productive meeting
  • I’m from your government, and I am here to help you.
  • You get this one, I’ll pay next time.
  • My wife doesn’t understand me.
  • Trust me, I’ll take care of everything.
  • Drinking? Why, no, Officer.
  • I never inhaled.
  • It’s not the money, it’s the principle of the thing.
  • Don’t worry, I can go another 20 miles when the gauge is on “empty.”
  • I gave at the office.
  • Don’t worry, he’s never bitten anyone.
  • We don’t negotiate with terrorist governments
  • I *love* your new {hat/haircut/dress/suit…}

Codi’s new one is:

  • They will meet again soon

After all that was the best thing she could say after the failure of the three party meeting she pushed for as a reaction to the infamous Baker ISG report. The problem with the meeting is that the terrorist Abbas and his friends from Hamas truly believe that the US and EU will not stick to their guns. Right now they are calling for a recognition of Israel and a renunciation of violence as a precondition to talks but history tells us that it won’t be long before we say, OK guys we were kidding lets talk. We did it with Arafat, who NEVER renounced violence or took the destruction of Israel out of the Fatah charter, and with his successor, Abbashole who just like Yassir, encouraged the murder of young Israelis and an Palestinians.

So the “official” word is that it was a good meeting and they will meet again soon, the real story is that no one went home happy. Lets hope that this time the US is not setting us up for another big lie. We need to demand that they remain steadfast in insisting that any new Palestinian Government have a true desire for peace.

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Rice after meeting: Olmert and Abbas to meet again soon
JPost 2/19/06 US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice emerged from a morning meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, saying that “it was a useful and productive meeting, during which all sides affirmed our commitment to a two-state solution.” Rice also said that there was an agreement that a Palestinian state cannot be born out of “violence and terror”, and reiterated an acceptance of previous agreements and obligations, including the Road Map. Rice said that Olmert and Abbas discussed “issues arising” from the Mecca Agreement, and of the Quartet’s position that a Palestinian government has to accept the three conditions of recognizing Israel, renouncing terrorism, and accepting previous agreements signed between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. Following the very brief statement, an additional meeting was held which included Olmert, Abbas, Rice, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Defense Minister Amir Peretz, Vice-Premier Shimon Peres, Fatah legislator Muhammad Dahlan, Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat. The international community has demanded that any Palestinian government recognize Israel, accept previous peace deals and renounce violence, but the coalition deal, forged earlier this month in Saudi Arabia, only pledges to “respect” past peace agreements. Rice told US journalists on Sunday night that Washington would “withhold judgment” on the coalition agreement until it was fleshed out. But she acknowledged that the outlines didn’t meet the international conditions put forth by the Quartet of Mideast negotiators – the US, European Union, UN and Russia. “If there’s going to be a Palestinian state, then the Quartet principles would obviously have to be recognized because … this is the foundation for peace,” she said. “I haven’t seen anything to date that suggests that this is a government that’s going to meet the Quartet’s principles, but you know…we will see once the government is formed,” she said. Abbas has said that this is the best deal he could wrest from Hamas, and that he would move ahead with forming a coalition. The power-sharing deal is seen as crucial to halting deadly Hamas-Fatah fighting that has killed dozens in recent months.