Thursday, August 14, 2008

Martin Peretz gets it exactly right

He eviscerates Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice for her mealy-mouthed comments on the establishing of formal diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Syria, because he correctly noted that what REALLY has happened is that Lebanon has essentially capitulated completely to Syria, which is the patron of Hezbollah:

Peretz goes farther than anyone I've ever seen--he calls Rice an "idiot". I don't agree, because I think that Rice is just an Arabist of the James "F--- the Jews" Baker mold, and she thinks that cozying up to a tinpot Arab dictator like Basher Assad is perfectly fine. However, he does correctly note that her forcing Israel to accept the ceasefire implemented by U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, had the dual effect of saving Hezbollah and dooming Lebanon.

Well done, Condi!

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