Friday, August 25, 2006

"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. The investigation has not been publicly announced; the State Department confirmed it in response to questions." (Let me predict that the investigation will conclude that Israel did not use enough cluster bombs on Lebanese civilians, and that Israel should use more of them in the future).