But is this the wrong time in the discussion to remind folks that prior to the poor 19 year old grunt getting snagged, the debating point had been about whether bombing unarmed civilians spending their vactions on the beach was a useful strategy for stopping extremists.
Or is that really the central part of the problem here. It is no longer clear at all whether the Americans NEED someone else to do their middle east provcation, so that they can find more reasons to fight on through to Total Victory over the Iranian Flying Saucers, or whom ever it is that the White House asserts that we have always been at war with since the time when all things everywhere changed.
So should folks really be advising the Isreali's to listen to the Bush Administration on these issues???
Especially while the current administration is trying to remember whether it will support things like FISA, which is clearly, and unequivicallly american law, and keeps woffling on which parts of the Geneva Convention it has ever been aware of, including but not limited to whether or not this administration needs to be more open about how much Torture it needs to 'get off' these days.
Maybe it is time for Israel to start working out whether or not it wants to be a front organization for a radical christianist sect, and one that may well have access to nuclear, biological and chemical warfare weapons.