'Lost its moral bearings'
presents the Israeli-Hezbollah showdown in stark either-or fashion -- and anyone who doesn't agree with Israel's response falls into a faction that has 'lost its moral bearings.' The last time we went down this moralistic hard-line path we ended up with this
. ... Look, Israel had every right to hit back hard at Hezbollah. But it's also OK for friends to sometimes tell friends they're going too far. Lebanon is not Nazi Germany. It is not Imperial Japan. It is a very fragile and complex country
whose stability is in everyone's best interest. Many people, even Daniel Schorr
, are on the same page: Hezbollah and Iran are the problems. But not all Lebanese are the problem. Many of them are on our side
. ... Re second link: Glad to see British and U.S. special forces are going after the death squads. But it's incredible we're now talking about 'retaking' Baghdad. ... I think I'll depress myself this weekend by reading 'Cobra II'
after finishing this
. Why not? Might as well get all the depressing accounts out of the way. ...