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.