Mark Regev, Isreali Foriegn Ministry Spokesperson, promises that Iseal does not want to invade Lebanon, only to affect “incursions” to get the job of destroying Hizbola done.
Geeze, that sounds awful familiar, doesn’t it? Sounds exactly like what we said about Iraq three years ago. For some reason, we still haven’t been able to get a chance to get out of Iraq yet. Probably because they want us there so badly. . . .
He also repeated the disgusting claim (I wasn’t able to catch it on record, unfortunately) that there is “no moral equivalence” between Isreal’s murders and Hizbola’s murders. I don’t even think it’s worth talking about the fact that this is disgusting. What is important to me is the fact that the Isreali Foriegn Ministry and the UN Ambasador from the United States are in fact sharing bullet-points. I find that very telling ~ and very depressing ~ indeed. The entire sales pitch is the same as that of the Iraq War. We can solace ourselves in saying that the American Middle is unlikely to fall for it this time, but that these two nations follow each other so closely should give us all pause.
PS: Don’t forget, the President’s own Press Cheif doesn’t know how you would even define success in the Middle East.