I agree with former President Jimmy Carter rather than Senator George Mitchell on the importance of talks with Hamas – the EU, and US, Bush and Blair and Brown and Israel can't just ignore people who have won elections because they don't like the result. What is self-evident though is that George Mitchell is a statesman like Mikhail Gorbachev and Jimmy Carter in a way that after some early promise Tony Blair failed to be.

http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-life-features/capital-of-culture/2008/04/24/george-mitchell-s-return-to-liverpool-marks-peace-pact-s-anniversary-64375-20813156/

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'George Mitchell's return to Liverpool marks peace pact's anniversary'

Apr 24 2008 by Andy Kelly, Liverpool Daily Post