Cease Fire?

On August 13, 2006, in General, by Neil Stevens

When I first heard of UN talks about a cease fire between Israel and Hezbollah/Lebanon (are the two distinguishable entities anymore?), my hope was that the UN and Israel would ignore it, and the talks would be fruitless.

So I was greatly surprised when not only did the US take part in the process, but both President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert gave full support to the results! A UN cease fire, complete with blue helmets, after blue helmets arleady there (in a years-long ‘interim’ deployment) did absolutely no good? What’s the point?

Despite my doubts, though, I decided it was best to give Olmert (Ariel Sharon’s #2 in his new Kadima party) and Bush (chief proponent of an aggressive War on Terror) the benefit of the doubt. I could only argue it so well though, having doubts on my own anyway.

So it cheered me up quite a bit to see Erick Erickson’s new piece on Red State saying that this could be a big PR boon for our side when (not if) Hezbollah violates the terms of the cease fire. Let’s just hope Olmert doesn’t hold back at that point!


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