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The First Mistake: Barack Obama’s Silence on Gaza


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The First Mistake: Barack Obama’s Silence on Gaza

Ru Freeman

In seven days, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the forty fourth president of the United States. The UK Telegraph reports today that people have been willing to pay $2000 for one of the 240,000 tickets, most of them standing, to the inauguration. The streets of Washington DC are flush with cash, the Kuwaiti Ambassador's wife, Reema Al-Sabah, is throwing one of the flashiest parties in the Diplomatic Circle, every hotel room is booked, every couch taken, every ball-gown picked.