Two-faced Approach to Lebanon

I’m not going to discount the assasination yesterday of Pierre Gemayel in Lebanon. What I’m a little discombobulated about is the reaction from the Bush regime.
Earlier this year, when Israel was bombing the hell out of Lebanon in pursuit of Hezbollah, U.N. Ambassador John Bolton single handedly blocked a Security Council resolution which condemned [...]

Commentary By: Richard Blair

I’m not going to discount the assasination yesterday of Pierre Gemayel in Lebanon. What I’m a little discombobulated about is the reaction from the Bush regime.

Earlier this year, when Israel was bombing the hell out of Lebanon in pursuit of Hezbollah, U.N. Ambassador John Bolton single handedly blocked a Security Council resolution which condemned the attacks and required an immediate cease in hostilities. The Bush regime stood idly by while their vaunted “Cedar Revolution” came apart at the seams, and parts of Lebanon were reduced to a smoking rubble. And why? Because the hostilities were ostensibly directed at a terrorist-supporting organization. Throughout the conflict, it was pretty clear that the regime viewed the fighting as a proxy for its own beef with Iran.

Let’s be clear – the regime didn’t give a fat flying shit as thousands of Lebanese citizens were killed or injured in the fighting. I’m not even sure that they really gave a shit about the civilian deaths and injuries in Israel – that the deaths weren’t viewed as anymore than collateral damage in their proxy war.

So I find it quite astounding that as soon as the assasination of a CHRISTIAN leader in Lebanon became known, the regime immediately denounced it, both in Washington and at the U.N., and whined and wailed about the “fledgling democracy in Lebanon”. They sure didn’t give a shit about the fledgling democracy earlier this year, did they?

There are a little more than two years remaining (as things now stand) in the Bush regime’s control over foreign policy. One can’t help but wonder how much more damage they can do to America’s standing in the world community in the days remaining.

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006 by Richard Blair |
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