Thursday, July 20, 2006

Some Words of Wisdom

It's a busy day, so the following are a few quotes I have recently come across on the 'Net. This is not as much of a cop-out as it is my way of keeping the news (and this space) current without spending another day belaboring the fingers and rockets pointing at the two participants in this conflict (and putting readers to sleep).

Referring to complaints that Israel was using disproportionate force in its assault on Hezbollah, Dan Gillerman, Israel’s United Nations ambassador, said at a rally of supporters in New York this week:

“You’re damn right we are. If [American] cities were shelled the way ours were, [America] would use much more force than we are or we ever will.”


Israeli Pre-Assault Leaflet Warning Lebanese Civilians:

"Do not sleep or stand with Hezbollah in the same place. We are calling on the Lebanese people and army to avoid giving aid -- direct or indirect -- to Hezbollah elements. Anyone who does so will expose themselves and their lives to danger."


Unnamed US official responding to reporters' questions regarding when/if Condoleeza Rice will be visiting the Middle East to mediate a cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon/Hezbollah:
"When conditions are conducive to do so. Israel needs time to 'defang Hezbollah.'"


Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.

- Edward R. Murrow (1908 - 1965)

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