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Obama "Impatient" With 5,000 Year Old Conflict

3:53 PM, Sep 22, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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Hey, he's been working this thing for eight months and he wants to see some results:

President Obama's central message to the Israeli and Palestinian leaders in New York today was simple, a U.S. official said: He's running out of patience.

"The President of the United States is impatient," said the senior U.S. official. "That's what he told them."

"There's a limited window of opportunity here, and he's determined, but he's also impatient and we need to get going," the official said.

Obama is an eloquent and talented politician, but he hasn't really been able to translate soaring rhetoric into results so far. Obama has seemingly promised more than any president before him. And now that he has nothing to show for his bold diplomatic outreach on all fronts over the last eight months -- well, he's getting impatient. You know what, so are we.