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.