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Former Sen. George Mitchell: U.S. Actions 'Undermine' Half-Century Of Policy In Middle East

Mitchell, who helped broker the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, weighs in on the conflict in the Middle East, where he also served as an envoy.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is seated with (left to right) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and former Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell as she hosts the relaunch of direct negotiations at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

In his long career as a lawmaker and diplomat, George Mitchell dealt with many of the world’s thorniest problems. He helped broker the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, which is marking its 20th anniversary Tuesday.

In the first of two conversations, Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Mitchell about the Middle East, where he also served as an envoy.

“It’s a mistake

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