Friday, August 25, 2006

Max Boot recently wrote that Israel should've attacked Syria instead of Hezbollah, endorsing a preemptive strike of sorts. In a way, he's recommending the U.S. vs. Iraq move: attack the country that did not attack you. As GW stated in his press conference, Iraq had "nothing" to do with 9/11 and it was Hezbollah, not Syria, that abducted the Israeli soldiers. Yes, one can trace Hezbollah support back to Syria, but Hezbollah receives support from entities other than just Syria and nonetheless it was not a direct attack by Syria.

In fact, Boot crosses up his logic (surprise!) by later stating that "It is, of course, hard for a liberal democracy such as Israel to contemplate war if it hasn’t been attacked directly." But what the heck, it didn't stop GW with the once liberal democracy here in the U.S., so why should it stop Israel. And just look at what a success Iraq has been -- go for it!

Ah, the infinite intelligence of the neocon mind....

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