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Monday, July 24, 2006

The Source of Middle East Conflict

One of the great elder statesman of our democracy has finally explained to all of us the real reason Hezbollah has succeeded in starting a war between Israel and Lebanon. The Detroit News reports:
U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D- Mass., who was in town Sunday to help Gov. Jennifer Granholm campaign for her re-election bid, took time to take a jab at the Bush administration for its lack of leadership in the Israeli-Lebanon conflict.

"If I was president, this wouldn't have happened," said Kerry during a noon stop at Honest John's bar and grill in Detroit's Cass Corridor.

Bush has been so concentrated on the war in Iraq that other Middle East tension arose as a result, he said.

"The president has been so absent on diplomacy when it comes to issues affecting the Middle East," Kerry said. "We're going to have a lot of ground to make up (in 2008) because of it."
Well don't I feel small. Clearly things would be pretty peachy between Israel and it's Arab neighbors if only we had someone with more diplomatic experience in the White House.


Anonymous said...

... Honest John's... ROFLAO!

PB said...

Personally I am glad that Kerry speaks up like this, it only reaffirms how much of an idiot he can sound like. The only problem is that further down the road, probably after this years elections, he will start saying that had he been elected this wouldn't have happened, followed by, that's why you need to elect me in 2008! What a tool!

Todd said...

Kerry is right that the Bush Administration is asleep at the switch when it comes to international diplomacy.

I suspect that Middle East extremists have more of the measure of W than he has of them. I think the Republicans have been goaded into starting a war and funding a recruitment campaign for anti-Americanism. Time will show the R's have been foolish. Of course, the D's might have botched things nearly as badly, but the reality is simple: Bush and the R's have been in charge and the world has gotten worse in the last six years. Muslim extremists have been around a lot longer. That this happened during the reign of Bush II ... not a coincidence.