Israel Uses (Essentially) Same Tactics as Hezbollah

Many thanks to my mom for this story.

According to the New York Times and a Reuters report on CNN.com, the State Department will be informing Congress Monday that Israel may have violated agreements not to use U.S. supplied cluster bombs in highly populated areas. (If you don’t know exactly what a cluster bomb does, click here.) Two questions. Why was Israel planting thousands of tiny mines in Lebanese cities? And why, in God’s name, were we selling the damn things to Israel? For that matter, why do we have them in the first place?

Stupid/Evil award, however, goes to Sean McCormack, a State Department spokesman. He said that “It is important to remember the kind of war Hezbollah waged. They used innocent civilians as a way to shield their fighters.” True, but last time I checked, it doesn’t matter what your enemy does, you have to obey the Geneva Conventions, the Hague Conventions, and you know, try not to kill innocent civilians.

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