Friday, May 26, 2006

"Kissinger pressed: "Our attitude is not unsympathetic to Iraq. Don't believe; watch it."He said U.S. public opinion was turning more pro-Palestinian and U.S. aid to Israel could not be sustained for much longer at its massive levels. He predicted that in 10 or 15 years, "Israel will be like Lebanon — struggling for existence, with no influence in the Arab world."
Mindful of Israel's nuclear capability, a skeptical Hammadi peppered Kissinger with questions, including whether Washington would recognize Palestinian identity and even a Palestinian state. "Is it in your power to create such a thing?"
Kissinger said he could not make recognition of Palestinian identity happen right away but, "No solution is possible without it."
"After a settlement, Israel will be a small friendly country," he said." (thanks Amina)