Deep thinker Arthur Silber notes the delivery of US precision-guided ordinance to Israel, wags his finger in our national face, and declares: They hate us because we kill them.
Digby throws one of his typical preschooler-style temper tantrums:
The Bush administration are monsters. That is not hyperbole. There can be no other explanation as to why the secretary of state, the person in charge of American diplomacy, would be so crude and stupid.
From Maureen Dowd:
Condi doesn’t want to talk to Hezbollah or its sponsors, Syria and Iran — “Syria knows what it needs to do,’’ she says with asperity — and she doesn’t want a cease-fire. She wants “a sustainable cease-fire,’’ which means she wants to give the Israelis more time to decimate Hezbollah bunkers with the precision-guided bombs that the Bush administration is racing to deliver.
“I could have gotten on a plane and rushed over and started shuttling, and it wouldn’t have been clear what I was shuttling to do,” she said.
Keep more civilians from being killed? Or at least keep America from being even more despised in the Middle East and around the globe?
Jesus. They don’t even know how to fake it anymore. Isn’t it at least smart to pretend you care about the dying children?
We obviously are providing Israel with precision-guided ordinance precisely so that Israel may protect her own people by eliminating well-deserving Hezbollah terrorists (and Iranians), while injuring as few Lebanese non-combatants as possible. Would it be better for Israel to employ undiscriminating wide area munitions, and simply carpet bomb everything in Lebanon? Or is Israel simply obliged to surrender at once?