How much have we, the people of the United States, given, been extorted of, with regards to monetary aid to Israel??? Add up all the Humanitarian, and the military allowance, and we are talking many, many billions of dollars/year. Now, the Isaelis bomb Lebanon. So be it. US citizens are being hurt, injured, killed, etc while trying to get out of a war zone that their own tax dollars helped start and flourish. Bullets and bombs being lobbed into Lebanon are paid for with who's tax dollars???? Who has the president that can't see the truth to the problem when it is right at the end of his nose??? OK, so we know gas prices are going up. We have to pay for the cruise ships who will take our people to safe places like Cypress. We will have to pay for the troops, and supplies used to evacuate the US citizens, and we will probably have to pay to rebuild Lebanon too. This conflict is the result of bad blood between Israel and Hesbolah.. No secret. But,, we have to pay and I don't have a problem with the Hesbolah. They don't bother me, and I don't bother them. If anything, in an ideal world, I would add up all the $$damage that the Israelis are causing, and all the other costs for the rescue of Americans in Lebanon, etc. Then I would deduct it from their allowance for the 2006-2007 fiscal year coming up in November.. This way the Jews can't cry we are not supporting them, and we are reducing the losses that we are incurring because Israel always has to have it their way.. Don't get me wrong, I don't think Hesbolah should have entered the fray, and their rockets have killed people and ruined buildings too. But, they are not on our dole. My ultimate goal would be cut off all financial aid to Israel. They want to be autonimous and call their own shots? Disregard the damage/costs to the US?? Then fine. Do it. You play, you pay. Take care, good luck, see you later bye. Lose my phone number.