Monday, August 21, 2006

Buffer Zone A No-Go? Europe Chickens Out

The New York Times reports "Europeans Delay Decision on Role Inside Lebanon ." Well, duh. Meanwhile, Yahoo News is reporting that Olmert has asked Italy to lead the UN force in Lebanon (Hat tip: LGF). LGF calls this a plea from Olmert for "Anyone But France!"

At this point the Europeans should be lining up to send troops to the buffer zone. This was a very important part of the cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon, and without it the whole thing will fall apart. However, Europeans are not willing to commit troops (despite already pledging that they would). They've already made their point; that Israel is evil. What's it to them if the cease-fire falls apart? They'll just blame Israel, as usual.

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