Oh, I think you’ll find great support from the rational posters like Andrew and Brendan and the assorte Joes and myself for a UN Resolution iwth teeth which requires that Hezbollah be deprived of ANY reamining control within say 200 miles of any part of Israel …
Bush is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. Whats that? Unilateral force in Iraq is the WRONG way to go… and now MULTILATERAL is the wrong way to go, oh and by the way, forget MULTILATERAL with North Korea too. You have to go UNILATERAL there. Will some lefty commie print me the playbook please?????? Its confusing the hell out of me.
Thats the point!!!Confuse the hell out
you and him with hopes that you don’t
see it coming.Confusion is his only weapon because thats when he is at
his best.No distraction and we got
a serious problem.He’s also very good
at playing off the social problem
of our nation.Like showing up at the
NAACP at the end of his term.THat
Why can’t everyone just leave the gentle, peace-loving Israelis alone?
Okay, so they’re building an illegal wall through the West bank and they are not following UN res. 242 while calling for UN res. 1559 to be followed and they are creating a possible humanitarian crisis by collectively punishing the people in Gaza and Lebanon in violation of international law.
But BESIDES all that, why can’t the Arabs just leave Israel alone?
The portrayal of Israel as the innocent victim in the Gaza conflict is hard to square with the death toll in the months leading up to the current crisis; between September 2005 and June 2006, 144 Palestinians in Gaza were killed by Israeli forces, according to a list compiled by the Israeli human rights group B’tselem; 29 of those killed were children. During the same period, no Israelis were killed as a result of violence from Gaza.
And with regards to the abduction of an Israeli soldier by Hamas in Gaza– the alleged incident that started the Gaza violence– on July 24, the day before Hamas’ cross-border raid, Israel made an incursion of its own, capturing two Palestinians that it said were members of Hamas (something Hamas deniedÃ¢â‚¬â€?L.A. Times, 7/25/06). This incident received far less coverage in U.S. media than the subsequent seizure of the Israeli soldier; the few papers that covered it mostly dismissed it in a one-paragraph brief (e.g., Chicago Tribune, 7/25/06), while the Israeli taken prisoner got front-page headlines all over the world. It’s likely that most Gazans donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t share U.S. news outlets’ apparent sense that captured Israelis are far more interesting or important than captured Palestinians.
I think A&A’s point is that Bush is having to eat crow. Israel’s call for NATO forces is perfectly reasonable, considering the UN has dropped the ball in southern Lebanon. Everyone appears to be open to a reasonable solution except the Bush Administration, which believes blowing the shit out of people regardless of whether they are a terrorist or a civilian is the ONLY way to solve a problem.
“Bush is damned if he does and damned if he doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t. Whats that? Unilateral force in Iraq is the WRONG way to goÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ and now MULTILATERAL is the wrong way to go, oh and by the way, forget MULTILATERAL with North Korea too. You have to go UNILATERAL there. Will some lefty commie print me the playbook please?????? Its confusing the hell out of me.”
Here you go, Comrade-
Diplomacy - Unilateral talks are okay if it solves the friggin’ problem instead of bringing in 20 countries to talk and getting nothing accomplished.
Military - Multilateral is preferred since the U.S. shouldn’t shoulder the cost in lives and resources of making the Middle East “safer” alone.
Get it, Comrade?
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