March 22, 2007

America America



Remember John Bolton? The interim US ambassador at the time of the last Lebanon war. It was when the Israeli army invaded south Lebanon under the pretext of liberating two Israeli fighters abducted by the HezbAllah.

Mr Bolton, a controversial and blunt-speaking figure, said he was "damned proud of what we did" to prevent an early ceasefire. He made his claim to pride in a BBC documentary about that war called the Summer war to be broadcasted in April.
Bolton added that the US was deeply disappointed at Israel's failure to remove the threat from Hezbollah and the subsequent lack of any attempt to disarm its forces. He even acknowledges that the US decided to join efforts to end the conflict only when it was clear Israel's campaign wasn't working.
I refrain from commenting about it.Although I wonder if this invasion was not the fiasco it has been when would they have asked for the implementation of the ceasefire, or would they have rather waited until all of Lebanon was invaded, and then would have they asked for a withdrawal? The US policies are just too ugly and biased to analyze.
Just for the record though, John Bolton's entrĂ©e into the administration of George W. Bush began with the Florida vote recount during the 2000 presidential elections. Working closely with his former boss James Baker, Bolton worked to block recount efforts. According to the Wall Street Journal (July 19, 2002), Bolton's “most memorable moment came after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a halt to the recount, when Mr. Bolton strode into a Tallahassee library, where the count was still going on, and declared: ‘I'm with the Bush-Cheney team, and I'm here to stop the count'.”
America America. I wonder where are you taking us.

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