"The only cautionary note is, don't raise expectations about Middle East peace because whenever it gets to be more important to the American President that we have a peace agreement in the Middle East than it is to the Israelis or more importantly the Palestinians, nothing happens. The Palestinians look at it as the more the Americans are interested in the peace agreement, the more the Palestinians think they can get through the Americans what they are unwilling to discuss and negotiate the table directly with the Israelis."
----Karl Rove on why President Trump should not raise expectations of achieving peace in the Middle East
Karl Rove, Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, spoke with Brian Kilmeade today about President Trump's Middle East Trip. Rove said it was smart for the President to reassure the Saudi's that the last 8 years are over and a new chapter has begun. Rove also cautioned that President Trump should not raise expectations of a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians because that leads the Palestinians to think America will be willing to give them concessions they wouldn't be able to get at the negotiating table with Israel.