Friday, July 21, 2006

Pat Buchanan weighs in......
My country has been "torn to shreds," said Fouad Siniora, the prime minister of Lebanon, as the death toll among his people passed 300 civilian dead, 1,000 wounded, with half a million homeless.

Israel must pay for the "barbaric destruction," said Siniora.

To the contrary, says columnist Lawrence Kudlow, "Israel is doing the Lord's work."

On American TV, former Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says the ruination of Lebanon is Hezbollah's doing. But is it Hezbollah that is using U.S.-built F-16s, with precision-guided bombs and 155-mm artillery pieces to wreak death and devastation on Lebanon?

No, Israel is doing this, with the blessing and without a peep of protest from President Bush. And we wonder why they hate us.
Oh, and how should Israel have responded to the kidnapping and brutal murder of her citizens and soldiers, not to mention rocket attacks launched from Lebanese soil? Perhaps an appeal to the U.N., which despises Israel even more than does Pat Buchanan?

Pat has become increasingly annoying over the years and in my opinion he has become increasingly anti-semitic as well. He seems to love the role of contrarian and delights in making controversial statements, seemingly just because they are controversial. On those rare occasions that I agree with him (even a stopped clock is right twice a day), I feel like I should take a shower.

In short, the guy just creeps me out.

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