Hezbollah’s shots ring in Bush’s ears

The author argues that President Bush’s trip to the Middle East is taking place at a time when Washington’s Middle Eastern policy is at its lowest ebb. The events in Lebanon are particularly harmful since it was only three years ago that he hailed the “Cedar Revolution” as the kind of political event that the Iraq war was meant to launch. The article quotes Jon Alterman, a Middle East specialist at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, who says, “It’s hard to remember a less auspicious time to pursue Arab-Israeli peacemaking than right now.”

Article: Hezbollah’s shots ring in Bush’s ears
Author: Jim Lobe
Publication: The Asia Times