"Since 2000, Hizbullah violated the Blue Line on the Israeli-Lebanese border 100 times, while Israeli violated that line 11,782 times."* ken has more on weldon's lucrative family-ness courtesy of defense contractors.
* via rawstory:
"The conservatives, who include Newt Gingrich, Richard Perle and leading current and former members of the Pentagon and National Security Council, have urged the president to transfer Miss Rice out of the State Department and to an advisory role. They said Miss Rice, stemming from her lack of understanding of the Middle East, has misled the president on Iran and the Arab-Israeli conflict.* atlasvlogs. wingnuts are crazy. (vid)
"The president has yet to understand that people make policy and not the other way around," a senior national security policy analyst said. "Unlike [former Secretary of State Colin] Powell, Condi is loyal to the president. She is just incompetent on most foreign policy issues."
The criticism of Miss Rice has been intense and comes from a range of Republican loyalists, including current and former aides in the Defense Department and the office of Vice President Dick Cheney. They have warned that Iran has been exploiting Miss Rice's inexperience and incompetence to accelerate its nuclear weapons program. They expect a collapse of her policy over the next few months."
"It is a major part of why I believe David Brooks is such a malignant little hack; the constant spinning of ludicrous theories out of air and spittle arguing that Bush didn’t know. Bush didn’t mean it. Bush wasn’t told. No one could have anticipated the ________. His aides deserted him. His base failed him. He is, in fact, a Sekrit Fucking Genius.
It is also why Bobo is constantly getting his nuts sliced off, dipped in scalding chocolate fundu-style and mailed back to him COD in his endless, losing razor-fight with William of Occam."
" This morning on Imus a freshly showered Monica Crowley told the old sidewinder that Israel needed to finish the job, "break the back" of the Hezbollah network, and in short do what was ever necessary to achieve its goals. How this would be achieved by destroying the infrastructure and social fabric of Lebanon was unaddressed, probably because Crowley doesn't care. She scoffed at the idea of an international peacekeeping force in a southern buffer zone, and, agreed, the idea seems highly impractical, given the fact that no nation is going to be eager to cough up the troops, as the front page story in today's NY Times indicates. But the way she dismissed the notion was by cracking, "Can you imagine the French in there? They couldn't even handle the Nazis.""
* via WUFYS:
"Israeli intelligence sources tell NBC News that among the targets hit in Lebanon are as many as a dozen financial institutions — part of a previously secret campaign to destroy Hezbollah's financial infrastructure. Some banks were demolished, others deliberately damaged but not destroyed. In one case, Israel also took out a bank manager's home."no longer secret, like the SWIFT program.