My old friend Tom Perriello, I am afraid, has become like so many of his colleagues, a mere tool of a hard-right AIPAC agenda that has no business dictating American policy, as it did with the Goldstone resolution.
CODEPINK's goals have nothing to do with actual Palestinian freedom. Whether CODEPINK is disrupting a Senate hearing or demonstrating in Cairo, its purpose is the same: to vilify American foreign policy.
Palestinians are going to require a regional approach. The Arab world needs to play a much larger role than it has, primarily as an import market and as a positive influence on the overall regional business environment.