Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Condi is a liar, pants on fire.

Remember back in July of 2006 when I srael was bombing Lebanon into the stone age and hundreds of thousands of Lebonese civilans either dying horrible deahts under the rubble of their houses or were being turned into refugees trying to dodge Israeli figher planes bent on killing anything that moved? Well, as I recall, Condi Rice said all that death and destruction was only the "birthpangs of a new Middle East." Naturally, she did want a ceasefire, but only one which was "sustainable." She explained after the failed Rome conference on July 26 that "too many broken cease- fires, too many spasms of violence followed then by other spasms of violence."

Yes, we wouldn't want that; better to play piano in Kuala Lumpur and take your time to rejiggering the map of the Middle East. A "sustainable" ceasefire that will endure for a thousand years will only work if Israel is given just a little more time to get the job done. Naturally, Condi said she was "committed to dedicated and urgent action to try and bring about an end to this violence," but not really. As we all suspected, she was cynically giving lip service to a ceasefire but in actuality was fully prepared to stand by and watch the bodies of women and children be blown to pieces at Qana and call it good.

Now, thanks to John Bolton, we all know that holding up a ceasfire was Condi's plan all along. In fact, John Bolton tells the BBC he's "'damned proud of what we did' to prevent an early ceasefire." On March 22, Bolton said the thinking at State was that any ceasefire before Hezbollah (and apparently Lebanon) was completly destroyed would have been "dangerous and misguided."

Keep in mind that delay in stopping the Israeli bombardment led to the death of over 1,000 Lebonese citizens -- but the good news is that only 43 Israeli were killed. See, not only did they have bombshelters to hide in but they didn't have one of the most powerful air forces in the world hunting them down from the skies both day and night.

Something tells me that if the Israelis were suffering thousands of civilian casualties Condi would have been on the first plane to Jerusalem to put an end to those pesky "birth pangs."


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