Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I don't know why people are surprised by this.

The Bush administration may have badly miscalculated in insisting that any Mideast cease-fire be tied to long-term objectives. As the toll on Lebanese civilians has soared, even moderate Arab governments have turned into U.S. critics, and Hezbollah's support has climbed across the region.

"It's an honor, Mr. President, to meet someone who has never done the right thing in his entire life."

The payoff
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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