Sunday, July 30, 2006

Far too late Dr Rice.

It's time to talk ceasefire, says US
THE 19-day-old war in the Middle East has reached a turning point, with Israel's deadliest attack yet killing 54 people in southern Lebanon and the United States declaring it is time for a ceasefire.

Images of dead children - 37 children, police said - being dragged from the building in Qana, southern Lebanon provoked international condemnation and shattered the ceasefire talks.

While an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said Israel regretted the
death of innocent civilians, the Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, vowed the offensive in Lebanon would continue.

In Jerusalem, Dr Rice said she was saddened by the attack: "I think it is time to get to a ceasefire. We actually have to try and put one in place. My work towards a ceasefire is really here today."

Sydney Morning Herald. Photo: AP/Nasser Nasser

Hundreds of innocent people killed, very many of them children, on both sides of the border, lives torn apart, thousands have lost their homes, their livelihoods...and the best we can get from the one country that could have stopped it, but refused to do so, is "I think it is time to get to a ceasefire."


nzm said...

Especially when you consider that 10 days ago, it was her country telling Israel that it has one more week to blast Hizbullah when all they've really been doing is bombing the shit out of Lebanon.

And that week was up 3 days ago.

Tainted Female said...

I don't even think there's any more a person can add to this.

It's horrific. Absolutely disgusting.