A journalist/Corner reader responds to my “The Palestinian Card” post:
Sure, sure, we all think “Iraq” (I say the word when I’m asked what I’m having for dinner), BUT the Palestinian legislative council is expected to confirm their PM as early as Monday, and senior admin officials who briefed a handful of reporters said they wanted to weigh in before the meeting without appearing to dictate to the Palestinians whom they should pick. They seemed pretty upbeat about the reforms there, and want to keep the incentive structure alive to affect choices by the Palestinians (and the Europeans, who for all their knee-jerk anti-Israel crap have also been pushing for Pal. reforms for some time).
So yeah, the announcement is tied to Iraq. But the substance is tied to the events on the ground….