Pentagon and U.S. State Department officials are working on contingency plans to get about 25,000 people out of Lebanon to escape Israel’s military campaign, launched after two Israeli soldiers were kidnapped by Hezbollah guerrillas.
An “air bridge” is the term for planes that would move in swiftly and ferry people out in quick succession.
So instead of trying to curb Israel aggression and saving their citizens, US is basically saying “wait, let us get our citizens out of Lebenon and then you can pound away.” So much for spreading democracy in the Middle East. And with this attitude, no wonder Israel thinks it has a right to pound away.
At a news conference on Saturday, Bush said, “In my judgment, the best way to stop the violence is to understand why the violence occurred in the first place. And that’s because Hezbollah has been launching rocket attacks out of Lebanon into Israel and because Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers.”
Bunch of fucking hypocrites.