WASHINGTON — Depending on your view of the Middle East and the Obama administration, Aaron David Miller is either a hero or a turncoat.
Miller, a peace process functionary under both Bush administrations and the Clinton administration, published a declaration of independence last month from what he called the “religion” of the peace process.
Critics of the Obama administration’s emphasis on peacemaking — among them neoconservatives who once reviled Miller as an apostle of the process — embraced his article, published in Foreign Policy, as the repudiation of the process.
“One can take exception to some of Miller’s argument, but the core of it is indisputable,” Jennifer Rubin wrote on Commentary magazine’s Contentions blog. “The peace-process believers ‘need to re-examine their faith.’ ”