U.S. President George W. Bush ignored mounting international criticism of his position on the conflict in Lebanon. He discounted Middle Eastern leaders concerns and escalating language of retaliation. And these came from U.S. allies!
Even Senator Chuck Hagel grew impatient with the situation calling Israel’s pounding of Lebanon harmful to the United States position in the region. "The sickening slaughter on both sides must end now, this madness must stop."
Bush defends Israel while supplying it with weapons of mass destruction. The U.S. leader discounts world leader opinion for the Nth time in his usual maverick, go it alone way. But the worst pattern is Bush’s callous disregard for the loss of innocent lives.
Leaders know war means the death of innocents from bombs, bullets, fire and falling debris. They also are well aware of decreased survival from lack of food, safe water, and medical care. Yet they declare war anyway. Then they act all innocent when the women and children fall prey to the war machine.
It is all foreseeable, predictable. And it arises from the place that causes men to want their enemy defeated, dead, gone. President Bush, the War President lives in that place. He hears the call of the Red Horseman and does its bidding. Bush pretends to hear the call of the Son who said “they will train in the ways of war no more”. Yet George trains harder than ever, prodded by the War Horseman…