"The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world."
Obama is sickeningly ignorant of the diplomatic progress that has been made by the Bush administration over the past seven years. Just recently the Arabs (with whom the Democrats have roundly criticized President Bush for dealing and consorting) announced their readiness to revive a peace initiative with Israel. That's a long way from their "no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it."
"The offer of peace with all 22 Arab states (except perhaps Libya, which is not attending the summit meeting), the prospect of ending all claims and having "normal relations" with the Arab countries sounds enticing. It was exactly what Israelis have hoped for all along" writes UPI Israel Correspondent in Jerusalem Joshua Brilliant. And all this has come about as a direct result of the Bush Administration's diplomatic efforts.
Obama has served less than one term in Congress and during that partial-term was not privy to the diplomatic efforts of the current administration. He speaks of things he knows nothing of and expects a gullible America to vote for him.