Monday, July 24, 2006

We are here, we are concerned


Wow, a “surprise visit” by a Bush administration official, what’re the odds? Condi went to Lebanon to show the Lebanese people, according to one of her underlings, “we are here, we are concerned.” If I were in Beirut, I’d be concerned too.

Since the Beirut International Airport is... undergoing renovations... her delegation flew from Cyprus using helicopters that were supposed to be evacuating Americans from the war zone.

So she met with Prime Minister Fouad Siniora. “Thank you for your courage and steadfastness,” she told him. Thank you? He’d need less courage if she got Israel to stop bombing his country.

What are these people smiling about?

I’ve got another Condi quote about the “urgent” need for a cease-fire: “We all agreed that it is urgent, but the framework is clearly to do this in a way that will help the Lebanese government exercise sovereignty over all of its territory.” So the reason we’re not calling for an immediate cease-fire is in order to help the Lebanese. I’ve heard of tough love, but this is downright genocidal love.

Now some people are wondering how Condi went from calling a cease-fire a “false promise” to calling it “urgent” in just two days. Hey, this is the Bush administration: nothing is more urgent to them than false promises.

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