Saturday, July 29, 2006

These are the standards of the New York Times: "There is a difference between justified and smart. Israel's airstrikes against Hezbollah targets are legitimate so long as Hezbollah wages war against Israel and operates outside the control of the Lebanese government. But the air campaign is now doing Israel more harm than good." So the New York Times (as it says later in the editorial) only objects to the mass killing of Arabs if it hurts Israeli propaganda: "And more weeks of television screens filled with Lebanese casualties, refugees and destruction would be a propaganda bonanza for the Hezbollahs and the Hamases." Otherwise, the New York Times would have no problem with the killings and destruction.