http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080720/ap_on_re_mi_ea/mideast_brown;_ylt=Ak8IP9TGz2wn7CGWhnTV8yBw24cA From formal point of view highly esteemed mr.Brown is right. However, taking into account approaching elections in the UK it was a mistake to make such a statement (about settlements). Without complete, unconditional support of Israel electoral perspectives of the Labour become quite uncertain (more right quite certain). If I were mr.Brown I would use another wording, make another accents, underline security of Israel as a paramount. In comparison with such an excellent politician as mr.Blair image of talented mr.Brown is rather bleak.