Why we proved such a Haa-ssle
Here's my tuppence worth on the Haass saga. Which is probably what it was all worth.
The parties will say they did their best. But what was their real intention going in? Was it to get agreement or to defend their own positions?
It's easy to dismiss them as useless. But they represent us. Do WE really want agreement? Is each of us prepared to give up a strongly held opinion for the sake of agreement? If we're not, then we can't blame them for not achieving what we couldn't either.
We're not IN a political mess. We ARE the political mess.