The views expressed in this al-Jazeera article align in many ways, though not exactly, with my own. One thing is for certain, and one which I have tried to emphasise in recent posts, is that the dynamics of conflict and the conflicting parties themselves have dramatically changed in the last few days. A change, in my view, that was desperately needed and a change for the better, that gives hope for a lasting and comprehensive settlement and, with America now out of the picture and unable to further block the way, real prospects for peace in the area. And one, dare I say, that will have flow-on effects into Iraq also.
Let common sense prevail.