Tuesday, January 16, 2007
The big Middle East story today is the Ha'aretz scoop on the alleged peace framework agreed between Syria and Israel through secret negotiations that ended last summer. (Joshua Landis as a rundown.) One question people are asking is why the documents were leaked. On this issue, I'm closer to Haggai than I am Blake, though I think we should consider the possibility of a leak designed to forestall possible American action against Syria, possibly by the Syrians themselves.