Be Vey Afraid
I just watched Sunday morning mainstream news and analysis and while it is bright and sunny outside I feel a darkness spreading. Oh my. The Today Show has two reports, one from Haifa and the covered bodies, grieving Israelis, gaping missle hole in the roof, the other report from Beirut where we are told only of the effort to remove Americans from the coming firestorm.No bodies, no grief. Bob Shiefer introduces Condi Rice demanding we enforce UN resolution 1559, she says it over and over again like a mantra, 1559. The right to defend itself. Whatever means necessary.Clear out southern Lebanon. Israeli victims.Sheifer says over and over his mantra. Reason woud dictate such and such "but this is the Middle East."This is with a sigh and shrug of mixed frustration, resignation, disgust. Now bring on the clowns, Tim Russert and an intense debate with madman Newt Gingrich and that fountain of "reasonable " contradiction ,Joe Biden. Or was that a dream? It seems fantasmagorical but I think Newt was calling for Armageddon, all out world domination, war on N.Korea, Iran , Syria and whoever else posed any threat at all. Terrorists in Madagascar? Nuke it Newt. The lunatics have taken over the asylum. Newt even interjected the Iran/ Venezuela connection to emphasize the degree to which we are surrounded. Under siege. Bay of Pigs was mentioned. Oh my, oh my.