Obama on Middle East peace efforts: "This is just really hard" Obama discusses his Middle East peace and Iran diplomatic efforts in an interview with Time's Joe Klein. And: Obama on Middle East peace efforts: "This is just really hard" - Laura Rozen - POLITICO.com You're kidding, really? Kumbayah just won't cut it and bring about world peace? Okay now that Obama has had his dose of reality what is plan B? This is just another example of how things are different in reality rather than meaningless rhetoric.