Nightly News | May 13, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Here at home the timing couldn't be worse. Just as President Obama prepares a big Middle East policy address for next week and plans to meet with Israel 's prime minister, his chief representative to the Middle East , George Mitchell , said today he's quitting. Mitchell , former federal judge, former senator, former secretary of state, managed to broker peace in Northern Ireland and investigate the steroid scandal in baseball. But a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians, well, after two years of trying he has decided it's time to move on .