WHITE HOUSE (AP) - President Bush says he worries about the consequences if the Mideast peace process fails. But he tells The Associated Press, "It is worth it to try."
The president cautions it'll take time for the Israelis and Palestinians to reach a peace agreement. But he doesn't think it's a risk to try for peace. Instead he calls it an "obligation."
The goal of a negotiation agreement reached at the Mideast peace summit in Annapolis, Maryland, is for the two sides to reach an accord by the end of Bush's presidency.
The president called the summit the beginning of an "outline of a vision" of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace.
Bush says unless a peace agreement is reached, the Palestinians are in danger of losing an entire generation to radicals and extremists.