• Seems clear that the US is no longer an honest broker here. While this is a very fun chance to poke fun at Bush, it is a fact that won’t change unless seven or eight people in the line of succession die. So, this poses the question: where is the EU? This could truly be their moment.
  • Israel’s response is disproportionate, and I’m not seeing the point of further missile attacks. They can quarantine Southern Lebanon–for a time–but then what? If Likudnik Netanyahu’s affirmation that Iran did this to distract from its nuclear program is correct, then why help them?
  • Can we now pass judgment on Bush’s final theory regarding Iraq: to stabilize the middle east? From the Khyber to the Blue Nile to Kurdistan, the entire region is not stable.