I have found the reaction of the Right to the photos released the other day that show Hezbollah fighters in residential areas puzzling. The damning proof – Hezbollah wanted civilians targetted breathlessly shrieks one such headline that I found, though there are many of a similar tone. The Sun Came Up This Morning! Lance Bass is Gay! Right-Wing Blogger Manages to Create a Reference to Kennedy Misdeed!
I mean, why is this news – we know that is the way terrorists operate. So why do some bloggers feel the need to wave this as if it is some kind of victory in an argument? Is it supposed to convince me somehow that killing more civilians is the answer to the problem?
Have those on either side of this argument completely lost touch with one another? I think that most of us on the peaceful middle ground side and those on the bomb Hezbollah into the earth side want the same thing in the end – an end to killings in Israel and Lebanon and the long-term establishment of peace. It’s not like when I write that I think a military solution to this problem is untenable and unlikely to work that I’m really saying “go Hezbollah!”
Is that how I’m being heard on the right?