I worry. I turn on the tube to get 'news' about Israel in Lebanon. Is it the '80s again? Is Ariel Sharon running rampant again? I remember Reagan got fed up, and so did Bush I, with Israel. W. refuses to interfere because he thinks the actions of God's Chosen will bring us closer to the End Times. Unfortunately he may be right.
Sharon is a vegetable, and there's a new Bush in the White House who makes the old Bush look squeaky clean--no mean feat. I briefly watch three networks: Ann Coulter is on Hardball discussing Israel with Moron O'Donnell. Bebe Netanyahu is on CNN. Somehow notorious anti-Semite Pat Buchanan--on NBC's Tucker Carlson--sounds reasonable compared to the others. Lots of nutjobs and hatemongering chuckleheads sound reasonable these days, given the crew in the White House and Pentagon.
Oh yeah--this is why I stopped reading the newspapers.
Funny to hear Chuck Hagel on Larry King last night suggesting Jim Baker go to the Middle East to broker peace: does Hagel (whom occasionally I find agreeable) remember Baker saying "Fuck the Jews, they don't vote for us anyway?" Perhaps he does, but I'd think that disqualifies Baker. The other suggestion was Colin Powell, who seems more likely.