Friday, July 14, 2006
Billmon on the current Israel - Palestine - Lebenon - Syria - Hamas - Hezbollah - Jordan, etc., insanity:
I'm not passing moral judgments here. I’ve never been able to turn a blind eye to the war crimes of one side or the other – rationalizing the suicide bomb that blows a bus full of Israeli civilians to bloody bits while crying tears of outrage over the destruction of a power plant that provides clean water to tens of thousands of Palestinian mothers and infants, or vice versa. To me, the conflict has long since come to resemble a war between lunatics, and one doesn’t pass moral judgments on the behavior of the insane, not even the criminally insane.Looks like it could be a long hot summer in the Middle East.