The extraordinary tableau Wednesday at the United Nations underscored a stark new reality: the United States is facing the prospect of having to share, or even cede, its decades-long role as the architect of Middle East peacemaking.
From NYT: "Obama Rebuffed as US Influence Wanes"
The role of the US the "architect" of Middle East peacemaking has been the milllstone around the neck of US foreign policy for decades. Isn't it possible that the "stark new reality" of "having to share, or even cede" that role could be a good thing? That it could liberate US foreign policy from a thankless sisyphean burden?