Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I'm Feeling All Benchmarky

The Palestinians are insisting on a deadline for their own state:

The chief Palestinian peace negotiator raised the stakes Tuesday for a U.S.-sponsored peace conference, saying there will be no talks with Israel unless it agrees to set a deadline for establishing a Palestinian state.

Gosh. Love to. But our Congress is into this whole benchmark thing.

And in this case, I think they'd be right to insist on some benchmarks before entrusting thesefne gentlemen with an actual state.

Oh, and how are the Palestinians raising the stakes when they have, at best, a pair of twos?

I think we can tell them to enjoy their civil war and poverty while they up the ante.