Where the Left Stands
Andrew Sullivan decided to be an ignoramus - in other words, his usual self - when it comes to the protection and survival of the State of Israel. If he had been following the news properly, he would not have written on his blog:
There will come a time when the destruction of Southern Lebanon and the inability to remove Hezbollah by force will demand either re-occupation of Southern Lebanon by Israel, or an international force. Time is running out for the former option. Given our other urgent task in the Middle East - finding a way to prevent Iraq descending into all-out civil war - involving allies in the fight against Hezbollah is increasingly vital. A cease-fire is needed, sooner rather than later.
- The Daily Dish (The bolding in the last sentence is mine).
Now, how could Sullivan have possible erred in this statement, one might ask? True, it sounds quite reasonable - and mostly it is. Nevertheless, having not factored in the recent history of Hezbollah activity, Sullivan ignored the most important reason a cease-fire shouldn't be called.
Cindy Sheehan's doing her stuff again. I can't for the life of me understand why people still choose to take her seriously. According to Breitbart, Cindy "purchased a 5-acre plot in Crawford with some of the insurance money she received after her son was killed in Iraq" and is quoted saying "I can't think of a better way to use Casey's insurance money than for peace, and I am sure that Casey approves."
Wait...so, buying a five acre ranch is equivalent to spending her dead son's insurance money on peace? If I were an objective reported I'd ask her where she gets her delusions.
Unity over Diversity,
- The Samaritan