The world's referee
"The only way we are going to get a cessation of hostilities is the deployment of an international force to stop the bombardment of Israel and get Israel to stop its attacks on Hezbollah," Blair said at a news conference in St. Petersburg at the end of the G-8 summit.
Sooo…the only way to stop the fighting is to…stop the fighting. Got it.
But seriously, this situation is quickly getting out of hand. In an “accidental” leak over an open microphone, reporters heard President Bush say he was sending Condi Rice to the Mid East, evidently believing The Woman That Fun Forgot could help balm the situation.
WHY ARE WE GETTING INVOLVED?
Why can’t we stay out of a single world fight!? We didn’t start this battle, we didn’t initiate the retaliation that continued this battle! I mean, I guess it might be bad if Hezbollah got a lot of power from this struggle, so the issue can’t be ignored completely, but can’t we wait first — just a bit — to see if Israel can shoulder this one on its own?
What I also don’t understand is, why the fuck doesn’t the Lebanese government do something about Hezbollah? Look, I understand they are a powerful political group and even hold a few seats in that country’s government. But it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to deduce that this is a quasi-terrorist organization. Any group that thinks sneak-attacking and kidnapping military from a neighboring, far more powerful nation is a good tactic for … whatever it is they are seeking to gain from such a maneuver … is clearly a group in need of a few diplomacy and human decency lessons. Even if the Lebanese government doesn’t think it has the might and power to oust or control Hezbollah, all it has to do is ASK for some help. Somehow I think Israel would be willing to lend a hand to control said organization. And I think it would be mildly beneficial to the people of Lebanon to A.) rid themselves of a terrorist organization and B.) Stop getting bombed by Israel. Just a thought.
I don’t know. I’m no expert on foreign politics, and if anyone can point out the major flaw in my thoughts here, I’d be glad to hear it. But the solution always seems so simple, yet people never seem willing to take the easy way out when it comes to war.