Thursday, July 27, 2006

Buchanan on Lebanon

Pat Buchanan asks, when it comes to Lebanon, where are the Christians?

Let it be said: Israel has a right to defend herself, a right to counter-attack against Hezbollah and Hamas, a right to clean out bases from which Katyusha or Qassam rockets are being fired and a right to occupy land from which attacks are mounted on her people.

But what Israel is doing is imposing deliberate suffering on civilians, collective punishment on innocent people, to force them to do something they are powerless to do: disarm the gunmen among them. Such a policy violates international law and comports neither with our values nor our interests. It is un-American and un-Christian.

But where are the Christians? Why is Pope Benedict' name virtually alone among Christian leaders to have spoken out against what is being done to Lebanese Christians and Muslims?

I'd like to know the answer to that question too.

Read the whole article; it's worth it. As Nat-Wu said, strange days are here when something Buchanan writes could easily go word for word on this blog.


adam said...

More than that, it depresses me Buchanan is just about the only one saying these things.

Xanthippas said...

By the way, I think I answered my own question with the post above.

Nat-Wu said...

That's the consequence of the getting in bed with politicians. The Christian conservatives who might otherwise object are either forced to silence or convincing themselves that there actually isn't anything wrong with Israel murdering hundreds of civilians.