Friday, August 25, 2006

A Tad Naive, Yes?
The New York Times reports that the State Department has opened an inquiry to look into Israel's use of weapons it bought from the United States. Shockingly, some of them may have been used against civilians. The point of the inquiry?

Several current and former officials said that they doubted the investigation would lead to sanctions against Israel but that the decision to proceed with it might be intended to help the Bush administration ease criticism from Arab governments and commentators over its support of Israel’s military operations. (Emphasis added)
So basically, the U.S. is under the impression that opening an inquiry will placate Arabs and their governments. An inquiry that is highly unlikely to lead to any public criticism, let alone sanctions. Yup, that'll work.

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