I typically leave the politics to those like Norm Jenson, who does an excellent job of representing my viewpoint. Usually. But when I saw that a pro-Israel site is sending people out to blanket comment at weblogs critical of the country, including Norm’s, I wanted to send a little well wishing of my own.
I liked what Tim Bray had to say on the situation in Lebanon:
Directing military force in such a way that it kills hundreds of civilians is unacceptable behavior, and any group, tribe, or nation that does so loses all moral standing. Those who are defending this behavior need to have a close look at the axioms and arguments that lead them to such a deeply broken conclusion.
No one is denying Israel’s right to protect itself, but at what number of bodies piled up will Israel finally feel safe? Considering the country’s actions, it can never feel safe; it’s now perpetuating its own fear.
It’s equally devastating to hear of the attack on the Synagog in Seattle, or the continuing killing in Iraq. I get so tired of the religious killing others in the name of their faith. Where are the moderates, to bring thought to the thoughtless; to restrain the rabid? Jew, Muslim, Christian: Abraham is ashamed of you all equally.
I know people of faith who are good people. It’s sad that they’re not the ones making the news.