Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Deja Vu

Decisions, decisions. What's a president to do? According to CNN, these are some of the decisions beguiling the president:

" to get the Saudis more involved in solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, how to get them more engaged against terrorism, how to address the Arab view that the United States always sides with Israel and how to build up moderate Palestinians to counter extremists."

The president, however, wasn't George w. Bush, but Richard m. Nixon.

Declassified documents just released by the Nixon library show Tricky Dick was dealing with almost the same issues that confront Bush three decades later. And, yes, Nixon was just as successful in dealing with them as Bush has been.

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