It looks like Bush wants to “bring peace” to the Palestinian mess. I think this is really futile, but hey, it can’t really get any worse.
What I think is fascinating about this is how people don’t see obvious things. For instance, why the US has so much leverage on that region? It’s definitely not only about money; otherwise you would have Japan and the EU doing the same thing (which they never do).
It’s all about the military. Even after all the problems in Iraq and Afghanistan, and all the blablabla about how the US is overstretched, that part of the world only moves because they have that small voice in their head saying “we better listen to them Americans, otherwise they can kick our asses”.
The funny thing is to think that people believe in diplomacy as being a replacement for war.