Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Noble ambitions

Sorry about the radio silence. Last week I went to a pot-luck party. I brought apple cider, someone else brought influenza virus...

Finally today, Obama had something to say about Gaza, evidently flushed out by the bombing of a UN school, with dozens of children killed: “The loss of civilian life in Gaza and in Israel is a source of deep concern to me and after January 20, I’m going to have plenty to say about the issue.” Well, by then there’ll be a lot more loss of civilian life in Gaza, if not in Israel, for you to say plenty about.

Meanwhile, Bush spokesmodel Dana Peroxide warned us not to jump to conclusions about the school-bombing. You know, conclusions like, it’s a bad thing to bomb a school.

Bush gave this sophisticated analysis of Gaza yesterday: “Instead of caring about the people of Gaza, Hamas decided to use Gaza to launch rockets to kill innocent Israelis.”

“I know people are saying let’s have that cease-fire, and those are noble ambitions. But any cease-fire must have the conditions in it so that Hamas does not use Gaza as a place from which to launch rockets.” No one ever accused Bush of having noble ambitions.

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