Friday, July 28, 2006

I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland. (Woody Allen)

As I opened the Post Express this morning on the long ride to Capitol Hill this morning, I noticed the following:

"Hezbollah attacked Israel. I know Hezbollah is connected to Iran. Now is the time for the world to confront this danger."
- President Bush, sharply condemning Iran's role in the Israel-Hezbollah conflict.
Single quote with a picture on top of the national news page. Not a mention of anything else. What is our intelligent and investigative president implying? Come on, he KNOWS Hezbollah is connected to Iran, that must have taken some intelligent investigative work, right?

The situation in Israel seems to have finally blown up in their face earlier this week with reports concerning the death of 4 United Nations and the entire world clamoring for an immediate cease-fire, but it seems like the United States as gotten away with it again. We're allowing our lap dog Israel to continue bombing away at Lebanon because Condi wants a "sustainable cease fire". Sustainable!? Haven't most cease-fires in the history of war been sustainable?

It is mind-blowing that the US is allowing for Israel to continue targeting civilian sites in Lebanon. It just takes me back to September 2001. We flew off the handle and bombed Afghanistan into oblivion because we said we could. We let thousands die, left a nation in worse blight than before and with a puppet for a prime minister. I fear that it may be a similar situation for Lebanon, especially since they just began to rebuild after suffering from civil wars for

As of earlier this morning, it at least seems as him Israel will not widen its targeted area in Lebanon, though they are starting to call up its reservist troops. But the behavior of Israel is out of hand and are forcing a civilian government and its people to suffer the consequences of their ill-developed plan to hunt out Hezbollah.

This was also in the one of the articles from the New York Times today:

At the Pentagon, senior military planners cast the conflict as a localized example of America's broader campaign against global terrorism and said any faltering by Israel could harm the American efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- New York Times
Israel's faltering can harm the American's efforts!? First, what efforts?And how? Is that people will realize that we did the same thing to Afghanistan?

What's the world coming to these days? I'm sure Sam Huntington has been waiting..

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