Taking Ownership Of The Results Of War
The pictures alone are enough to make you cry. The video, shot by the BBC, is even worse. Watching people as they are in the midst of having their world ripped apart is heartbreaking. Knowing that the devastation is caused by weapons made in this country, fired by a country with our full support, and that the reality of what is happening in Lebanon is being whitewashed by our own media, is sickening.
I’m sure that many will see my mere mention of this as a clear indication of my anti-Semitism, but I really don’t care. I have nothing against Israelis, just like I have nothing against Americans, but I do have a problem with countries that carry out acts of aggression against innocent civilians and the people that support such policies. How is it that Bush and Olmert can make that same statement replacing “countries” with “terrorists” and “Israelis/Americans” with “Muslims” and receive applauds, and those clapping never think twice? If Bush wants to spout on about creating an “ownership society” then he and his supporters better step up and own their part in this mess.