Despite Israeli opposition, the European Union announced plans to recognize Palestine as a state by next year, whether an agreement with Israel has been reached or not.
What does being "recognized" actually mean? "Who needs peace negotiations? We’re a state, son! The French said so." What other world issues should the EU solve through announcements?
Tibet: "I, Slovenia, proclaim Tibet free and all Chinese presence in the region must leave immediately. Because I said so."
Darfur: The UN’s unsuccessfully declared "peace" there, like, four times, but still no word from the all-powerful EU.
North Korea could use a little push in the right direction. How about declaring Kim Jong-il out of office?
The Democratic Republic of Congo: "Africa’s world war" eagerly awaits magic words from the EU to end their conflict.
In a world filled with war and strife, why is it always this issue? Now that the Obama administration has gracefully taken a step back, is there some secret bet among the 27 EU member states over who can force peace upon the Israelis and Palestinians first? Though France has taken the lead, our money’s on dark horse Belgium.
Stop treating the Israelis and Palestinians like toddlers, European Union. Okay, maybe they’ll blow each other’s limbs off, but, really, how else are they going to learn?