Just days after vetoing a United Nations resolution condemning Israel’s incursion into Gaza, the United States signed on to a virtually identical G-8 missive on the situation in Lebanon. Israel unleashed its revenge inspired war machine in Gaza and Lebanon in retaliation for the kidnapping of its soldiers, 1 by Hamas in Gaza and 2 by Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Why the difference in support for the resolutions? Is it because the Palestinian people and Lebanese people deserve to be treated differently? Or is it due to the sponsoring group, the United Nations vs. the G-8? Only President Bush knows for sure. The question is whether he or his henchmen will clarify the reasons for their seemingly contrary actions. Don’t hold your breath!