I Met With Syrian Ambassador - So Condi Should Too!
Complained Ellen: "We have not even spoken to the Syrian ambassador to the United Nations" adding - as if this clinched the case - "somebody Jim and I met with!" Concluded Ratner: "The United States has not spoken to him in a year-and-a-half, and he's in Washington!"
Jim Pinkerton, the Newsday and TCS columnist who is Ellen's conservative counterpart [seen here with Ellen in a file photo], observed wryly: "Ellen and I did meet with him about three years ago. I'm not sure he said very much. I'm not sure he was very helpful or would be very helpful."
Continued Pinkerton: "What Ellen is locked into here is the mindset that this is somehow going to be negotiated. [Israel and Hezbollah] agree that there is a real war here. As long as Nasrullah is alive he'll want Israel to be dead, so I don't really see what bringing in France, or Germany or for that matter Syria has to do with making a settlement that actually stops Hezbollah from firing rockets into Israel."