Thursday, April 05, 2007

Picking up the pieces

An update on the situation in Lebanon.


Dcn Scott Dodge said...

"Perhaps Pelosi and other foreign officials will understand this simple equation one day, after again failing to persuade Assad to sell Hizbullah out. Unfortunately, foreign bigwigs come to town, their domestic calculations in hand; then they leave, and we're left picking up the pieces."

In the diplomatic vacuum left by the refusal of the Administration to engage with either Iran or Syria, what else are we to do? To in any way support the obstinacy of the President when it comes to his militaristic foreign policy and his unique ability, unparalleled in the history of our nation, to ignore reality is to support a failed approach to the world. At least Speaker Pelosi is letting the world and these, admittedly, rogue states know that the U.S. is not monolithic in its refusal to constructively engage diplomatically.

To write that Syria has never responded to positively to diplomatic overtures is just plain wrong. True, they have not always done as we have wanted, or tried to persuade them to do, but we have been successful in some negotiations going back to the President's father and President Clinton. How does denigrating dialogue and peaceful engagement show our Christian commitment?

Carlo said...

What else are we to do? Maybe start listening to what the lebanese have to say, so we don't end up selling them out to their Syrian oppressors like the Clinton admonistration did in the early 1990's. Speak of ignoring reality....