“You call yourself a "lawyer"? Haha... Ever heard of the word "recuse"???? That's right, judges do it all the time when there's the "appearance" of a conflict of interest. Indyk's situation goes beyond any "appearance." It's like trying to be elected mayor when your dad runs the mafia. Duh.”
wtolawyer on Jul 29, 2013 at 23:45:46
“Double duh. what "decision" or executive decision making authority does Martin Indyk have in this situation? Judges make binding and enforceable decisions; advisors to a US President does not - they are providing opinions and facilitating efforts on behalf of a sitting US president.
Is you cannot make a legal distinction like that, try turning in your bar membership!”
“No, it's called cynicism. Appointing a Jewish man to negotiate Israelis and Palestinians. It's called insulting. Is that "civilization" to you?”
most reasonable on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:04:25
“The hallmark of modern civilization is the Enlightenment and the "Rights of Man". No such movement exists EVER EVER EXISTED IN ISLAM.”
most reasonable on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:02:17
“Negotiate between settlers and squatters.
The only "legitimacy" of the "Palestinians" is their physical take over of Ottoman lands left by the owners to tenant farms and squatters. What they have done to "improve" the land is what you would expect from someone who has no interest in improving their lot.
Perhaps you can point to a "fair" Muslim of the middle east.”
“So the first thing the US does is it picks a Jewish man to negotiate in a laughable good faith arrangement between a Jewish state and the Palestinian people. Basically a Dennis Ross redux. Give me a break.”
Dennis Hoover on Jul 30, 2013 at 01:21:38
“From my Reading an Israeli Official "livni" demanded that this Jewish man be picked or Israel would pull out of the talks.
“Wrong. The dems are gonna suffer big time in November. I support Obama, but the public is stupid and don't have the patience for someone as thoughtful law professor. But I do love the healthcare passed! :)”
wesinohio on May 28, 2010 at 00:42:37
“We can't eliminate problems. The best leadership is that which deals with problems effectively. I'm glad you support the health care initiative - I think it's a work in progress - and I also support it. I hope you're wrong about November - I believe you are. Let's hope for a good resolution to this problem. My point was that every difficulty points to its own solution, and most people have now learned that regulation of markets is sometimes a very good thing.”