Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Bush says Israel won, but did they?

There seems to be a lot of controversy brewing about who exactly won the war between Israel and Hezbollah. Since there was no decisive military victory it is a rather interesting question.

President Bush claims that Israel won the war, but did they?

Lets take a look at what happened:

Hezbollah was not destroyed. In our War On Terror, we proclaim as our objective to kill or bring to justice terrorists or at least thats what President Bush said when we started the war.

But Hezbollah, who are terrorists, is still in place, and some argue are stronger than ever.

The threat from Hezbollah was never neutralized. Let's be real... The U.N. Peacekeepers in Southern Lebanon, who are not even allowed to fire their weapons, are not going to keep Hezbollah from attacking Israel with missile rockets.

Here's the big one... The Israeli troops that were kidnapped have not been returned. This was what began the whole conflict in the first place and Israel quit fighting before getting any of them back.

The fact of the matter is not only did Israel lose, but they lost big.

They now look weak in the eyes of the Islamic terrorist world because Hezbollah drove them out of Lebanon.

Israel could have and should have continued to fight on, ignoring international opinion and completing their mission. But they didn't because the Bush Administration talked them out of it. And since Israel relies on billions of dollars of American foreign aid, they complied.

When you look at the big picture there will be consequences for this because sooner or later we are going to have to fight these killers and their Iranian masters. The longer we wait the bloodier it will be.

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