One more week given to Israel

If, and I do mean if (the article never quotes anyone exactly on this) this is true and

The US is giving Israel a window of a week to inflict maximum damage on Hizbullah before weighing in behind international calls for a ceasefire in Lebanon, according to British, European and Israeli sources.

, then I’d have to say that, folks, Mr. Murtha has gotten his “timetable” out of Bush!

This piece is hilarious, though sadly perhaps it’s true too, if the above is correct.

If we ever want to have peace in the Middle East, we need even more people to do the brave thing and condemn Israel. Only that will send a clear message that violence – when committed by Jews – is wrong.

(ht Environmental Republican)

ps Captain Ed has the story on the Turks wanting to enter Iraq to cut off Kurdish invasions. Hmmmmm – we don’t want them to. All of which is an example of “power”.

We get to say “no Turkish people, do not enter Iraq, no matter what reason you have. ”
And we get to say “go gettem Israel”.
And Israel gets to say, “you declared war, but we’re going to fight and win it”.
In the meantime Hezbollah clearly shows their lack of power by saying “No fair! Why do we have to quit now when Israel has killed >100 of our people and we’ve only killed 20 of their’s?”

Ok, they didn’t exactly say that, but a Lebanese Sunni did say this.

They come here and urge Hezbollah to free the prisoners and then stop firing rockets against Israel, with only about 30 killed so far, and then ask the Israelis to stop their attacks when they have already killed more than 200.