George Mitchell resigns as Middle East envoy
May 13th, 2011
12:05 PM ET
3 years ago

George Mitchell resigns as Middle East envoy

Washington (CNN) – Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell is resigning as the Obama administration's Mideast envoy, the White House announced Friday.

Mitchell has served as President Barack Obama's point man in the region as the administration has tried to keep Arab-Israeli peace talks on track.

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  1. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    I wonder why??? Do all these people resigning see the same thing we see??? A complete shellacking in 2012. I guess they want to get an early start on looking for the new job. They'll be a real load of them looking after November 2012.

    May 13, 2011 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    I sure hope it isn't because of illness. He doesn't look well. Best wishes for him. A few others should take the hint and know when they've dipped too many times into the well. (HINT McConnell).

    May 13, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  3. DC Johnny

    If my chief executive was instructing me to uphold peace by apologizing to and appealing to the most unruly, unethical, and immoral people on the planet while turning my back on the only true free Democracy in the entire region, I'd probably quit too.

    Here's to my HOPE we CHANGE it back in 2012.

    May 13, 2011 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  4. R

    @ Democrat Class Warfare
    Your multiple comments on these posts makes me believe you are no better than the Democratic supports (Diridi, Dominican Momma, T'sah, etc.), in that NONE of you offer any kind of advice – it's always that same "blame the other guy/the other guy is always wrong" tactic that both Republicans and Democrats continue doing to this day.

    Here's an idea, why don't you all come up with some ideas of your own and share them...anything?? anyone?? How do we expect our elected officials to have civil, rational conversations with their counterparts when no one here wants to do the same?

    May 13, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  5. gt

    good man ... good job.... good luck...

    May 13, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  6. Gale

    Democrat Class Warfare – I think you are my hero!

    May 13, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    I wonder why??? Do all these people resigning see the same thing we see??? A complete shellacking in 2012. I guess they want to get an early start on looking for the new job. They'll be a real load of them looking after November 2012.
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    Probably for the same reason that people like Axelrod and several others have left. To spend more time on his re-election campaign, although I would assume that Amb. Mitchell has a much different reason.

    May 13, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |