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Obama to Name Mitchell as M.E. Envoy.

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posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 04:14 PM

Devoting swift attention to the Mideast turmoil, Obama prepared to name George Mitchell, the former Senate Democratic leader, a special envoy to the region.

In his phone calls to Israeli, Palestinian, Egyptian and Jordanian leaders, Obama emphasized that he would work to consolidate the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, said the new White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs.

This should be quite interesting given his pedigree.

The more astute among you will remember him playing a very prominent role in the Northern Ireland/Ulster peace talks, culminating in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

If he succeeds he can certainly retire a happy man, if only for the fact that he probably doesn't have any other ethnic ancestry he can claim interest in.



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