A legacy of the Middle East to the presidential library
Southern Methodist University (SMU) is the likely site of George Bush (43) Presidential Library. The library will have the most expensive presidential library ever built, costing an estimated $ 500 million. The library project will join the Bush presidential library of all our presidents in recent years. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George Bush (41) Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and maintain records of documents and files in one.
In fact, twelve presidential libraries can be found across America. Some input prices to the public for viewing photos, movies, letters, documents and former presidents and first ladies. Like the ancient tombs of the pharaohs, these presidential libraries are monuments to past presidents of the United States.
Course The problem for many of these massive collections is what to put inside. A huge monument to a man needs a historic achievement. We have to show impressive success a domestic or foreign policy or significant achievements which covers the world. In fact, the Presidential Library needs political achievements and his legacy to be property of great importance.
In the last year of the second term of four years in office that the meeting Commander began considering the use of the word "ex" of his presidential term in office. The choice of next president the United States is underway. Congress States United States expect even less common for the upcoming presidential elections and new leadership. In fact, the term "lame duck" is often used to describe the last year of the Administration in the Oval Office.
For all these reasons that the president makes foreign policy during his senior year to find some relevance final. Often success Presidency during the last year of second term abroad is not any duck lame national program. In the spectrum of foreign policy, attention the President in his final year in office ends rotating in Israel and the Middle East. The last two governments have sought to become the agent of power to the troubled region world peace event difficult to achieve in his final year in office. Indeed, peace in the Middle East will be a lasting legacy for all state presidents USA.
The last major peace initiative sponsored by the United States between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs has been in the last year of the second term the presidency of William Jefferson Clinton (2000). Clinton tried to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Who has not negotiated peace formula was an Israeli "Exchange of lands occupied" by the peace agreement. The peace negotiations in 2000 was sponsored by Clinton between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority.
The ramifications of this latest initiative Paz minutes questionable Clinton described in the book, "The Great Too Promised Land." The book's author and scholar, Aaron David Miller writes about his experience as chief negotiator in the talks U.S. he described as "the temptation to watch. Aaron David Miller writes: "When you move too fast and too far, the Clinton administration eventually undermine the prospects of hope." History teaches that the distribution of this peace initiative last minute led to an escalation of violence in Israel. In fact, eight years later, the prospects for peace in the Middle East are as elusive as ever. Of course, this failure of foreign policy in his final year in office will not be revealed in the archives of the Presidential Library Clinton.
George Bush began his final year in office in 2008 in the same way that William Jefferson Clinton did in 2000. After seven years as president United States, George W. Bush just made his first trip to Jerusalem. Bush recently predicted that the peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs "can happen" in 2008. Bush also used the word "occupation" to describe Israeli control in the West Bank. It is obvious that the same diplomatic formula has failed, an exchange of lands controlled by Israel of the promise of peace in 2000, be tried again in 2008.
However, the conditions of peace for Israel in 2008 there. Today things are much worse for Israel 2000. Iranian-backed terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah rockets into Israel every day. Iran said that Israel should be "wiped off the map." Palestinian Authority President and partner of Israel in apparent peace, Mahmoud Abbas, has a control over his own position of power that is tentative at best.
It is very obvious that peace in the Middle East appear legacy is not in the archives of the Bush administration (43) Presidential Library. Not surprisingly, the other U.S. administration which has ruled for eight years may not impose peace in the Middle East as an achievement. The fact is that it took the Prime Minister Tony Blair, ten and thirty-seven of peacekeeping missions to bring peace to Northern Ireland. The problems in the Middle East involving several different countries lasting peace and a more difficult and more complex than in Northern Ireland.
The fact is that it takes time, dedication, time diplomatic plain and the opportunity to make progress on complex global issues as peace in the Middle East. It requires persistence and a multi-year initiative that includes several months of last-minute diplomatic efforts by the end of a president was.
The reality is that progress Diplomatic lasting peace in Israel and the Middle East should be a goal made through a presidential term. Unfortunately, the last two administrations, seems to have become nothing more than an initiative last year looking for a foreign policy legacy of the files in a library expected.
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James William Smith has worked in Senior management positions for some of the largest Financial Services firms in the United States for the last twenty five years. He has also provided business consulting support for insurance organizations and start up businesses. He has always been interested in writing and listening to different viewpoints on interesting topics.
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