Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Again from Jerusalem - There is a general feeling here that the "shelf" agreement the US is working on (meaning stick it on the shelf until it can be implemented but work out the details now) does not need to be completed under Bush but can be dragged out as long as they like. Presumably until 2010 when Abu Mazin can no longer use crafty strategies to dodge the elections and will have to at last go. But for whatever reason Israel continues to boost Abu Mazin as best it can in the interim. Hence yesterday's prisoner release which was a big deal for those poor souls concerned.