Monday, July 17, 2006

Lebanese PM Asked G8 to Support Israel


I've been live-blogging at Jameel since he went to bed, and this is the latest update:
12:27am: The reason the G8 has been backing Israel is because Lebanese PM Siniora asked them to. "The Israelis can do to Hizbollah what I cannot do; let them finish the war."
Definitely very interesting. President Bush, in a candid conversation he didn't know was being recorded, showed great support for Israel, to which British PM Blair seemed to agree:
Bush expressed his frustration with the United Nations and his disgust with the militant Islamic group and its backers in Syria as he talked to British Prime Minister Tony Blair during the closing lunch at the Group of Eight summit. "See the irony is that what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this (expletive) and it's over," Bush told Blair as he chewed on a buttered roll. He told Blair he felt like telling U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who visited the gathered leaders, to get on the phone with Syrian President Bashar Assad to "make something happen."
Kickboxer tells me that messages asking Bush to give continued support for Israel can be left at
President George Bush - (202) 456-1111
Not a bad idea.