August 15, 2006

Spinning the War

The Israel-Hezbollah one. A bunch of people got killed, but nobody surrendered and no statues got pulled down. Now that a ceasefire has kicked in, everyone is spinning the results. Bush throws down his "Hezbollah suffered a defeat" marker. The PM of Israel and the Hezbollah leader both made their cases in speeches.

Interestingly the right is saying that the war, and notably the end of it, make for a defeat for Israel. Glenn Greenwald has a good round-up of right-wing quotes on how bad it is for Israel, President Bush and Western Civilization. Somebody needs to get these people on-message and quick.

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