Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A timeline for a withdrawl

Israel has announced that it will withdraw its forces from Lebanon in ten days. The U.N. peacekeeping force and Lebanese army have indicated that they will coordinate their assumption of peacekeeping duties with the Israeli withdrawl. And the ten day timetable guarantees that there will be no repeat of the eighteen year Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon that lasted from 1982 until 2000.

A timetable for a withdrawl, and at a pace that allows an orderly transition of power, and to those who are supposed to exert authority in the region. Not a hard concept. I wonder why our President can't see the wisdom in it as more and more Americans die in Iraq.

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