I can see Dr. Rice's efforts in the Middle East are just about as effective as the W, Rove and Co's Iraq strategy. Perhaps the Isrealies are done listening to the US of A.
When all is ruin, it doesn't matter if you are the last man standing, holding your bravado in one hand and your big guns in another. Sooner than later, all you have left for gratification is one hand or the other and you will have to put one down to commence. But really, in the end, all you are surrounded by is a mess you created and no one left to help you clean it up.