You can’t call this the Arab-Israeli war of 06, since the usual belligerents have declined to participate. You could call it World War Three, as Newt Gingrich has suggested; he has a point, but that annoys everyone who wanted the Cold War to be WW3. (Somehow World War Four is less scary if we got another one out of the way without a nuclear swapmeet.) You could call it the Israel-Hezbollah War, but that lets the Syrians and Iranians off the hook.
So let’s just call it Bush’s Fault! At least that’s what Howard Dean proposes. The energetic head of the DNC had this to say:
“If you think what’s going on in the
The problem with Moral Authority is its antonym, the Palestinian Authority. Does Dean mean the
It’s the usual, which is to say excellent, Lileks take on events current. In other words, it doesn’t get much better than this…