The Immorality of Congress On the Middle East War

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Okay, so yesterday was the deadliest day yet in the Israel-Hezbollah-Lebanon war, with Lebanese civilians bearing the brunt of Israeli attacks. Beirut residents believe anyplace might be bombed. Diplomats are predicting
weeks of fighting. The U.S. has given Israel a green light to do whatever it sees fit. The U.N. is warning both sides in the conflict of war crimes liability. And the U.S. Congress? It’s giving Israel “a vote of confidence.”

Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are rushing to offer unalloyed support for Israel’s offensive against Hezbollah fighters, reflecting a bipartisan desire to not only defend a key U.S. ally but also solidify long-term backing of Jewish voters and political donors in the United States, according to officials and strategists in both parties. (WP)

Outrageous. Immoral. Pathetic.

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