So, let's listen (read here). The decision in itself is good. At least in the case of the Middle East, all the last presidents since 1990 had in mind to end their mandate with a peace deal, starting exactly with this psychoanalitical-like exercise of listening and listening and listening again, but the voices changed rapidly and the arguments as well, having as background the sound of the guns. It is an irresistible temptation, it seems, at the beginning of any political mandate - available everywhere, not only in the US - to promise a difference (better one, of course). In the case of Obama's mandate, the expectations fuelled by eight years of W. Bush administration and the successful media campaign, are huge. Extremely risky.