Monday, July 24, 2006
Secretary Rice visits Beirut
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice , left, shakes hands with Lebanon's Prime Minister Fuad Saniora, right, at the government house, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, July 24, 2006. Rice made a surprise visit to Lebanon to launch diplomatic efforts aimed at ending 13 days of fighting as Israeli ground forces pushed deeper into the country in heavy fighting with Hezbollah guerrillas.
It is good to see that President Bush had her stop off in Beirut first. It really says that the enemy is hezbollah and not the average Lebanese person. I can see that there is diplomacy in action, and the US is trying to prevent Iran stepping in and causing a catastrophe and possibly WWIII. Thing is.... what does Israel have planned? I am sure that the US has helped or at least knows what it is, but once they start they rarely back down until the job is complete....
Maybe we need Israeli troops assisting us in Iraq?
Lebanon had a deal with Israel that they would control or eradicate hezbollah from Israel's northern border, this has not happened and Israel has to go and deal with this by itself.....
I hope everything gets sorted soon, but good on Secretary Rice for working with Beirut first.
File note: Doesn't Lebanon's Prime Minister Fuad Saniora look like previous Auckland Mayor John Banks?
Posted by Rob Good at 9:22 AM