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What is Clinton talking about?

So I'm not sure you won't see some positive things come out of the Middle East in the next sixty days" –Bill Clinton in an FT interview to mark the beginning of the Clinton Global Initiative Clinton quickly qualifies his tantalizing prediction by saying, "I have no insider information, I have had no conversations with ...

So I'm not sure you won't see some positive things come out of the Middle East in the next sixty days" –Bill Clinton in an FT interview to mark the beginning of the Clinton Global Initiative

Clinton quickly qualifies his tantalizing prediction by saying, "I have no insider information, I have had no conversations with people in the administration, I have had no conversations with people high in the Israeli government." Then he explains why he thinks something is going to happen—basically because the situation is now so bad that you either ramp things up, hope the problem goes away, or fix it. Then Clinton offers yet another disclaimer: "I talk to Shimon Peres from time to time and senior Arab leaders with whom I work, so I want you to know that I know nothing. I have no reason to believe that any such thing is going on."

Looking at the list of attendees for the Clinton Global Initiative and the specificity of the prediction—60 days is hardly a synonym for soon—it is hard not to think that despite his protestations, Clinton knows a little more than the rest of us. All of which, puts a rather different spin on the current president stressing that achieving a two-state solution is "one of the great objectives of my presidency." Today, Bush met with Abbas and repeated the sentiment and told Abbas that he was "inspired by your vision." Also, it seems Condi is about to head to the region. Are these signs of something stirring?

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