Hanson: Cowboy Diplomacy Ends?

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    This could just be the 2000's version of a phony war period. There are times to clear up things, reassess, and gain perspective of your maps. Considering what's going on in ME in the past 3 weeks, probably not a bad idea.

    It seems that Iran and Syria feel this is the time to wipe out Israel, it will be interesting and painful to watch what transpires. One thing for sure, Europe and even Arab countries like Saudi Arabia are taking pause, and the US has done nothing other than not stop Israel.

    Israel is once again explaining how Hezbollah forces Lebonese civilians to house their missiles and launchers. Which is why their houses are being hit, difference this time is the world, including those in Lebanon are understanding. They are wanting out from under the puppetmasters:

    http://www.victorhanson.com/articles/hanson071406.html

     
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    Related.

    This is a pause, not a retreat. The administration should be using this time, as they failed to do originally to make people understand the threats and the sacrifices-oil prices being the most immediate:

    http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NmZlYTJiMTE1NzRlNDY0YmY0ZWY4ZWU2YjgyNWUyNmY=

     

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