The Zero Sum Game in the Mideast/World (August 21, 2006)

Hezbollah:  0                (or + 1/4 ?)

Israel:  0                       (or – 1/4 ?)

Iran:  0                          (or + 1/8 ?)

United States:  0          (or – 1/4 ?)

Britain:  0

North Korea:  1

China:  2

Darfur:  -1

The Free World:  -9

It does not add up.

Bush responds by declaring that Hezbollah lost.  He is inspiring them.  We don’t need him to challenge them to “Bring it on.”  They will.  Napoleon is said to have observed: “If you start to take Vienna, take Vienna.”  Israel took Vienna and got taken.  Nietzsche is said to have said: “That which does not kill me only makes me stronger.”  Among Hezbollah and their cohorts, that which kills them only makes them stronger.  As a policy, dropping bombs is bombing.         

The United States is one of the few if not the only country that can broker a resolution. Bush is focused on escalating hostilities.  Bush triggered World War III.  Bush has abandoned his command and repeated that the next president must clean up his mess.  This situation could be considered disquieting.   

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