At the end of this trip President Bush, in a feisty mood declared his confidence that we would see peace in the Holy Land before the end of his term as US president. Since then we have seen the security wall between Egypt and Gaza breached, open military exchanges between Israel and Gaza, and following newspapers (just to name a few) warning of a 3rd intifada: the Israeli Ynet news, the Christian Science Monitor, the Times of London, Israel national news, the Guardian, and Haaretz.
In response to this, President George W. Bush said Monday that he was sending Vice President Dick Cheney to the Middle East to raise concerns about oil prices and to press Israeli and Palestinian leaders to move toward peace. (huh?)
Sending a lesser figure just weeks after the president of the United States HIMSELF was JUST there, trying to do the VERY SAME THING with no success!