Israel's War of Hegemony in Gaza and Lebanon resembles in so many ways the star-crossed Israeli invasion of 1982 into Lebanon. Then, as now, the Israeli military sat anxiously waiting for an excuse to "fix the problem" in neighboring lands. The result was a great disaster for the victim-state, a fiercer opponent of Israel and the United States and a much more unstable Middle East. Readers will recall that the U.S. foreign policy of the 1980s was very much preoccupied with responding to the violence, terrorism and mayhem that Israel seeded in Lebanon.
David Ignatius: "Given the American stakes in this crisis, the Bush administration's passivity is inexplicable. "
End the Slow-Motion Diplomacy