Bill Clinton at Austin

Last night I went to a conference by former president Bill Clinton. Very interesting indeed. Besides the fact that the gathering seemed to be a democratic lovefest at first, where people would cheer about anything Clinton had to say that they agreed on, it got better when they let him actually speak. Very interesting opinions on North Korea (they are what worries him the most), Iraq (10 years of U.N. resolutions that the U.S. only wants to enforce), the Middle East (Arafat made a grave, grave mistake by rejecting the peace proposal in 98), Yitzhak Rabin (the man I’ve loved the most in my life), Colombia, the economy, Al Qaeda and terrorism, his newly recovered personal life and other themes.It was very interesting to listen to an ex-president talk to you about so many themes, specially one that talks to you like you’re not six years old. What I found to be the most interesting, is his view of the world as a ver interdependent place where no one can escape anyone nor ignore anyone anymore. I believe this can be applied to many things, one of them is solving the Arab-Israeli conflict. No one is going away, after all.

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