I’m been trying to get my exact thoughts together on the madness over there. I’ve been reading a lot, trying to really understand what’s going on. I’ve come to a couple of conclusions:
- I think Israeli conduct in this “war” is reprehensible, completely unnecessary & bound to backfire
- I don’t think anyone really knows what’s going on, most disturbingly Israeli leaders.
- Other people have said what I would say a lot better than I would say it.
On that last count I’ve assembled some links: first I’ve got Glenn Greenwald doing what he does best, making sense. Number two, Greenwald again. This time ripping Tom Friedman a new one over this op-ed. Next up, Daniel Larison makes me unsure that he’s a conservative with his use of actual logic. Last & certainly not least we have the great Bill Moyers. Via:
One more thing. This makes me really angry. Once again I’ll let someone else do the talking, John Cole over @ Balloon Juice:
I am not sure what Israel has on us that they can extract billions of American taxpayer dollars every year and dictate our foreign policy, but it must be something pretty good. The craziest thing about this is the silence of the jingosphere. Had this been any other nation bossing around Bush’s Secretary of State, or, god forbid, France, can you imagine the wingnut Voltron that would have been formed in outrage? As it is, crickets.
When it comes to Israel it’s like we’re living in Bizarro World.
Edited for grammar.