"With Israel waging an all-out war against the forces of Hezbollah, and the death toll in terms of civilian casualties mounting on a daily basis, the question of a diplomatic resolution to the crisis takes on an urgency that is being felt around the world. Everywhere, it seems, except in Israel and the United States. One should not be fooled by the "false" diplomacy being waged by the United States, fronted by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton."
So writes Scott Ritter who as chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 until his resignation in 1998.
Ritter makes out a compelling argument for the grave consequences facing the USA in blindly allowing the situation in Lebanon to deteriorate to the extent it already has. Whatever policy has driven the USA's view on how Hezbollah ought to be dealt with, Ritter believes that dangers lurk in America becoming a military target. Another 9/11 on the horizon? Read Ritter's piece, from AlterNet, here.