Sunday, July 23, 2006

Think Progress Defends The Beast

In this article, Think Progress tries to defend Helen "The Beast" Thomas when she tried to throw Tony Snow a curve ball. The curve must have hung because Snow blasted it raight back overthe centerfield wall, saying, "Well, thank you for the Hezbollah view…."

Think progress claims "Commenter John points out that the U.N. veto dealt with Gaza operations, not Lebanon. It’s unclear from the transcript whether Thomas was referring to that vote or not."

Let's read the transcript shall we? (FROM THINK PROGRESS)

THOMAS: The United States is not that helpless. It could have stopped the bombardments of Lebanon. We have that much control with the Israelis.
SNOW: I don’t think so.
THOMAS: We have gone for collective punishment against all of Lebanon and Palestine. And what’s happening — and that’s the perception of the United States.
SNOW: Well, thank you for the Hezbollah view, but I would encourage you…

And listen to this commentor:
If I was a Hezbollah leader i would pack the rockets with nerve gas and also Anthrax and teach the world that jesuses house is out of bounds for 50 years ,

That would also encourage the Jews to goto america and stay

And major Kudos to this commentor for setting the facts strait about what started Israel's invasion into Lebanon.
"Uhm, sorry #11, but Hezbollah invaded Israel’s sovereignty by lobbing bombs into Israel which was simply a diversion while they actually went into Israel and killed 3 Israeli soldiers and kidnapped two (after lobbing shells into Israel for over a year). Everyone simply glosses over this fact. If Al quaeda were lobbing shells into the US from the Canadian border, what do you think our response would be and don’t you think the Canadians would kick al quaeda’s ass for doing that? Lebanon was told to do something about Hezbollah basically setting up a state within Lebanon and the government did nothing. Instead of screaming about Israel’s response, tell me, what is Israel supposed to do? Just sit on its hands and let Hezbollah shell it?"

And as I stated before, if Hezbollah was given rockets that could actually be told where to go, that they wouldn't kill as many Israeli civilians as possible?

Previous Coverage:
Is It Really That Skewed?