Tony Blair: Middle East peace ‘within the year’
Mr Blair’s Yale students must be really academically stretched with such intellectually stimulating observations and revelatory insight.
He said there was a ‘great sense of hope and expectation’ after President Obama's recent ‘speech to the Islamic world’ delivered in Cairo. And he is certain and sure of peace in the Middle East ‘if President Obama gets the right partner, on the Israeli side but also on the Palestinian side’.
And just to make sure everyone has understood his prophecy, he spells it out in triplicate, declaring: "So if everyone would commit themselves to a peaceful political negotiation to a two-state solution, you could have this deal within the year. But people have got to be prepared to commit to it."
So, there you have it. There will be peace in the Middle East within a year, but only if both sides commit to it.
With this unparalleled religio-political intuition, we really must have this man as the first President of Europe.