The New York Review of Books (NYRB) published a letter that had been presented to the president this past January by a number of prominent, former, senior, U.S. government officials.
The signatories to the letter urged the president to present to the parties in the Israel-Palestine conflict clear parameters to frame negotiations for a two-state peace agreement, and it suggested six key components for such a framework.
The signatories are David L. Boren, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Frank C. Carlucci, William J. Fallon, Chuck Hagel, Lee H. Hamilton, Gary Hart, Rita E. Hauser, Carla Hills, Nancy Kassebaum-Baker, Sandra Day O’Connor, Thomas R. Pickering, Paul Volcker and James D. Wolfensohn
In a column in the Weekly Standard of June 23, 2011, Elliott Abrams, himself a former government official — if not of particular prominence, certainly of some notoriety — takes to task the signatories of this letter.
Comment by Adamantine:
I know that I am supposed to be impressed by the social concern of these past “leaders” who even into their dotage stay socially aware ,political astute and engaged. In fact I am more impressed by the egotism of the development of government by the “elite” who refuse to fade away and let others govern.
Secondly I am aware that if one investigates these “signatories” one will find they are the puppets of the new world order. The “Javier Solana” of America is one Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Third it is apparent that Elliot Abrams is a Jewish politician attempting to counterbalance this current letter and apparently he is not of enough ex political weight to satisfy some. This is not what one calls democracy in any form.
Fourth Yours and my opinion are beneath contempt to these people. They are the enemies of true democracy.