McCain: Bill Clinton should run ME peace efforts

Former presidential candidate calls on Obama to make Clinton special envoy because he has credibility with both Israelis and Palestinians.

By REUTERS
November 9, 2011 03:11
Bill Clinton giving a speech in US

Bill Clinton giving a speech 311. (photo credit: REUTERS/Jason Cohn)

 
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WASHINGTON - Republican Senator John McCain has some advice for US President Barack Obama to help energize stalled Middle East peacemaking: put former President Bill Clinton in charge.

Democrat Bill Clinton, husband of Obama's Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is always "the smartest guy in the room" and so would he be in a roomful of Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, McCain told the Reuters Washington summit on Tuesday.

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