Levy gets it partly right, the continuation of Israeli aggression against the general population of Lebanon is predicated on a necon administration in Washington running protective political cover. And he is right to suggest that that protective umbrella will undermine Israeli security in the long run. But where Levy gets it wrong is to suggest that the present administration's willingness to countenance any Israeli outrage against the region's people is somehow new or otherwise unprecedented. The U.S. has long sided with Israel regarding the latter's assault on the Palestinians. And the U.S. has never applied meaningful pressure to get Israel to return the Golan. At the end of the day the current debacle in Lebanon is the continuation of nearly 40 years of aggression, occupation and rejectionism on the part of the U.S. and Israel.
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)
from the article: Ending the neoconservative nightmare