Since [the framework agreement] is worthless, then so is the settlement process that has continued for more than 10 years and has been Washington’s way of buying time at the expense of Palestinian rights.
Regardless of whether John Kerry or any other U.S. official successfully serves as midwife for this deal, he should know that the birth of a child should only be rushed if the mother is in danger.
While I may ask U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry why the Obama administration does not give Latin America even a tiny bit of attention, I recognize that the United States has a huge initiative in the area, by which I mean a comprehensive student exchange program that is long overdue.
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The Germans believe that the least that the Americans can do to settle the murky surveillance affair is to provide Germany with more of the intelligence shared among the Five Eyes: Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
The Camelot myth has been substantially dented in recent decades, and the fascination with Kennedy may taper off once most of the baby boomers to whom he meant so much have shuffled off the mortal coil.
Even China needs the United States (for all its flaws and mistakes) to remain a major presence in Asia.
The bottom line is that the glue holding the two countries together consists of more negative than positive elements.
There was little difference between America’s post-9/11 hysteria that produced the Patriot Act and Germany’s frenzy after the burning down of the Reichstag in 1933.
The United States, which emerged from the womb of Great Britain and replaced it as the Western colonial power, did not learn its lesson from the experience of others and not even from its own experience.