Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Feb 5, 2005.
Lord knows I like Condi Rice but the truth is she will likely have zero effect and possibly negative effect on issues in the middle east.
She is a woman, they do not respect woman in a position of power and while they will listen to her they will do behind her back what they did to Albright......laugh and say how weak we are for sending a woman there to negotiate with them. I'm not saying its right i'm just saying its a fact.
Albright deserved to be laughed at. Margaret Thatcher did not and wasn't. I think Condi is in the later group.
You forget, Thatcher didn't deal with these guys but they would've laughed at her just the same. Its not the woman that matters, it will be any woman. This is a total patriarchial(sp?) society they've got going.
You may be right, time will tell.
Arafat and ...the name escapes me now of the Israeli P.M. the one who was assassinated...anyway they never did squat until they were face to face with Bubba. Its because they do not respect women like we do.
Menachan Begin and Anwar Sadat from Egypt?
Oh yeah, many of us are overwhelmed by the respect of so many American males.
No that was with Carter. The one where Arafat shook hands albeit begrudgingly with the Israeli, the one where Clinton had to practically take the two hands and lock them together.
Found it! Rabin! (Stuff like that makes my head hurt.)
Yitzhak Rabin I had and I thought he was P.M. now......oh hell it just hit me that is Ariel Sharon. Maybe if I was a Jew...............
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