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May 13, 2008

Obama Ends Hezballah War With Two Sentences

Now this is the sort of foreign-policy acumen I've been waiting for. Sayeth the Lamb of Chicago:

This effort to undermine Lebanonís elected government needs to stop, and all those who have influence with Hezbollah must press them to stand down immediately.

...

Itís time to engage in diplomatic efforts to help build a new Lebanese consensus that focuses on electoral reform, an end to the current corrupt patronage system, and the development of the economy that provides for a fair distribution of services, opportunities and employment.

Ah! Well that ought to do it then.

Noah Pollak notes that "those who have influence with Hezballah" -- that is, Iran and Syria -- are precisely those encouraging Hezballah to make war on Lebanon. So precisely why "those who have influence with Hezballah" would work to stop them from doing exactly that which they've ordered them to do is not exactly clear.

But Bush, you know, is an idiot.

Oh, and Here's a Shock: Having successfully wooed the hard left under his banner in the primaries, Obama decides it's okay to display the "false patriotism" of a flag pin again, just in time for the general election campaign.


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