Watching Lebanon while having some White House Kool-Aid

“It’s not Congo—it’s Israel.”

“We told Israel, ‘Look, if you guys have to go, we’re behind you all the way. But we think it should be sooner rather than later—the longer you wait, the less time we have to evaluate and plan for Iran before Bush gets out of office.'”

“What if the Israelis execute their part of this first, and it’s really successful? It’d be great. We can learn what to do in Iran by watching what the Israelis do in Lebanon.”

Rumsfeld as being “delighted that Israel is our stalking horse.”

Seymour Hersh reporting


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