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May 01, 2003

Quotes which related to the "Road Map"

I came across these quotes, which seem do encompass some of the reasons why the new "Road Map" (mapat HaDrachim) is a map to nowhere.
These quotes actually pre-date the "road map", but nevertheless, I believe that they do apply to this situation.

"It is important not to allow ever wider coalition-building to become an end in itself. As we saw in the Gulf War of 1990, international pressures, particularly those exerted from within an alliance, can result in the failure to follow actions through and so leave future problems unresolved." -- Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, P. 37

"[Not] even the US can impose peace: it has to be genuinely accepted by both parties involved." -- Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, P. 246

"Israel must never be expected to jeopardize her security: if she was ever foolish enough to do so, and then suffered for it, the backlash against both honest brokers and Palestinians would be immense - 'land for peace' must also bring peace." -- Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft P. 246

"There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord."--Homer