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To say you know the world's actually fairly safe place these days let's not pay much attention to -- let's reshape the American economy.
They and that the third part He was able to get back almost to domestic affairs He talked about the economy talked about health care.
He talked about environmental.
This tenor of the speech the second part was really the only substance that the different from anything He had said before that of course was on the Middle Eastern.
As Eric Shawn was just indicating.
His real message there was to the Palestinians don't proceed with this statehood after.
I found that part politically the strangest of all.
Everybody knows the United States doesn't want this to happen everybody knows that Abbas is not gonna listen to us.
We don't know how this will play out but I just -- this this violates the Jim -- rule.
Which is you never put the president of the United States in a position where he's clearly gonna lose -- to go and ask for something when you don't know for sure that the answers going to be satisfactory.
I think puts the president's prestige and the country's prestige on the line.
In ways could be very damaging so I think it was an indication that we don't have any strategy on this we don't know what we're doing we're hoping hoping against hope that the Palestinians will back away I don't think that's going to happen.
-- so they don't back away what happens I mean -- ultimately it's a Security Council issue we either we the United States Vito Palestinian statehood.
Coming on the heels of President Obama last -- and saying we want to welcome Palestine and -- -- Well that's a part of the reason we're in this -- today is because of the president that statement a year ago as part of the problem and the other part of the problem was that.
He has done next to nothing until the last a few weeks or months.
In order to make it clear He doesn't want this to happen and that lack of American activity has been taken as an implicit signal.
The -- United States really doesn't care that much that we could live with that even if we don't like it.
But I think He could have said we're not gonna fund.
The united yeah leverage MS price regardless what our leverage pretty well to threaten not to fund the UN if they if they make me Palestine a member of the UN -- over over our objections or if they declare statehood.
Now my guess is -- just like George H.
Bush did when the issue came before him.
Just as in 1989 I was -- you're there aren't -- at the time they kind of get they tried to join the World Health Organization and baker agreed to issue a statement that said that He would recommend to the president that we cut off.
Funding to any UN agency that upgraded the PLO status and stop exists.
Appear obviously nobody cares this is not hard this is not hard to figure out how to do I think.
Whether because of our election or whatever the reason is there's no doubt in my mind Obama has to veto.
A UN membership application in the Security Council.
And I think.
My vote count is that Britain and France will vote against that in the Security Council as well.
And and that therefore you've got a triple Vito against the Palestinian self.
While the -- can often be spun his moral victory victory is still better than defeat I think they'll just go to the general assembly and then there they win overwhelmingly -- -- Eric -- reported.
Sarkozy is saying He could support and an upgrade to observer state status and so I think they get a 16070.
Have a 192 votes.
I think that's that's a really a futile gesture on their part.
You know the general assembly could declare tomorrow that Disneyland as a state that wouldn't make -- probably better run and and -- probably -- better -- so so you know they're -- if this is gonna cause trouble for everybody it's not -- advance the Palestinian cause it's gonna hurt the United States would because we will be seen to be weak and ineffective it will hurt the Israelis because will be seen to be -- For -- -- won't hurt the United Nations because the reaction in congress is going to be very negative is a no win situation.
Taking out to the region.
Let's say that the United Nations General Assembly does vote to some kind of status for the Palestinian territories others now.
The State of Palestine at least recognized by somebody.
What happens there these guys are gonna wake up tomorrow morning under the day after that -- -- and nothing will have changed you know that's not massive unemployment Ramallah will still be an area very.
Large expectations -- -- being fulfilled and I also have a lot of Israeli military and security forces on the West Bank so -- what happened.
I -- I don't think anything fundamentally is.
Changing as a result of this there have been a lot of predictions about.
The international criminal court taking jurisdiction over the west bank and Gaza you know all I can say to that if the ICC.
Tried to do that of the Palestinians try to -- -- -- -- can -- -- make my day.
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