Friday, May 17, 2013

Across the Pond - China and the Middle East

It doesn't take a crystal ball to know that China wants to play a role in the Middle East.

They are welcome to a role; I don't mind in the least.
I wish them all kinds of luck in brokering a peace.
See if they enjoy the job of being world police.

We could, surely, use a break 'cause it's a thankless job.
Think we've got a deal worked out and then one side will lob
One more precondition or extension of a wall
And the treaty falls apart with no progress at all.

Syria has made the Middle East a powder keg.
Secretary Kerry has done everything but beg,
Looking for assistance.  If the Chinese want a turn
I'd say that's an offer we cannot afford to spurn.

(Cartoon courtesy of

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