Monday, August 28, 2006

Sensible Democrat Policy

Not often that I find my self in agreement with Democrats so this is worthy of mention-

Lantos said he was putting a legislative hold on Bush’s proposal to provide $230 million in aid for Lebanon in the aftermath of the 34-day war between Israel and Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas. As the top Democrat on the International Relations Committee, Lantos has the power to hold up legislation.

He's opposed to the funding going through without Beirut agreeing to the deployment of troops along the border with Syria to prevent arms being smuggled into Hezbollah.

As it stands the current ceasefire seems to be nothing more than an attempt by the international ommunity to protect Hezbollah and not secure a lasting peace in the region.

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