It was impossible to get a straight answer to a simple question out of deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf Monday. The process went from the bizarre to the downright laughable. The question, as posed by a State Department reporter was, “There was a meeting scheduled to take place today between the Israelis, Palestinians, and possibly with an American – with Americans present at some or all in Jericho. Did that meeting go ahead?” A simple question, requiring a simple “yes” or “no” answer, yet none was available. All Harf could do was to stick to the script that was obviously given her.