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  •  With 3 Billion bucks a year (0+ / 0-)

    in military and other aid to Israel, our government is not about to have a client state get into a war and not be the winner.  The denial of assistance and coordination is just part of the game.  Skrekk you are right, the double standard is apparently ok and applauded by some folks...me I am sick of the dishonest foreign policy that it creates.

    •  really? (0+ / 0-)

      Who is denying that the US gives Isreal military assistance?  I think that is pretty well established.  Its a matter of public record in this country.

      The case for coordination in this conflict is not so clear.  Everyone agrees that Hezbollah initiated the action (perhaps at the behest of Iran).  Israel responded so quickly and violently, that its hard to believe that Washington was calling the shots.  My problem with the Bush on this one is that Bush did not use his leverage with Isreal to restrain the bombing and incursions.  Does that qualify as coordination?  Your call.

      "Rick Santorum is Latin for Asshole."

      by tmendoza on Mon Aug 14, 2006 at 11:21:11 AM PDT

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      •  Not everyone agrees on that (0+ / 0-)

        There's been a low-level border skirmish going on for some time now, and Israel kidnapped a doctor and his brother in Gaza shortly before the kidnapping of the 2 IDF soldiers.  To say that one or the other side "started" it is to use an arbitrary point in time as the start, and ignores the fact that Israel has previously negotiated numerous hostage exchanges without demolishing a neighboring country.

        Read Sy Hersh's article at:
        link to New Yorker article

        If you still deny coordination with the Bush administration, you might want to look into why Bush felt the need to apologize to Blair for sending plane loads of missiles to Israel during the conflict, while all other parties were calling for an immediate cease-fire, or why the administration was calling for a "sustainable" cease-fire, but just not now...:
        Bush apology

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