Thursday, July 27, 2006

Is this what they want?

So this morning we were watching the microanalysis from Israel's border with Lebanon. There are more reporters in some of these towns than residents or soldiers it seems. First they flip to the Katyusha rockets hitting the hills around them...then flip to pictures of the bombed high rises and dead innocents...then flip to a group of three sitting casually on a picnic bench talking about how one of them cannot get home to his friends in Lebanon...then flip back to New York and advertisements for hair products and Mastercard. Consumerist escapism in all its inanity.

Then they are talking about the public's rating of Bush and the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict. They report that 47% of the people polled approve of how the President is handling this violence versus 20+% who disapprove and 26% who don't know (that in and of itself is mind boggling). I do not understand how we can stand by and watch Israel escalate Hezbollah's act of terrorism into an all out war. It has been speculated that this is actually intentional on the part of the administration, allowing the lobbing of rockets into civilian towns and cities, in order to advance some bigger and presumably more nefarious Middle East plan.

Isn't it ironic that Jesus was born into this world in the Middle East in order to preach tolerance and love.


At 9:04 AM, Blogger bwg said...

True, Jesus was sent to preach tolerance and love, but he did say that his influence would set mother against daughter, father against son, and neighbor against neighbor.

Bush is like my Uncle. Not smart enough to know what's best, so he takes advise from someone he trusts. I wish he trusted different people. What I really wish is for the US to come up with different leadership, and not wait for the end of his term. Not doing us any good to keep him in office...


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