Friday, October 3, 2008

When we kicked Hezbollah out

Michael J Totten wants to know when we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon.

In Thursday night’s vice presidential debate between Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin, Biden said the strangest and most ill-informed thing I have ever heard about Lebanon in my life. “When we kicked — along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon, I said and Barack said, “Move NATO forces in there. Fill the vacuum, because if you don’t know — if you don’t, Hezbollah will control it.” Now what’s happened? Hezbollah is a legitimate part of the government in the country immediately to the north of Israel.” [Emphasis added.]

What on Earth is he talking about? The United States and France may have kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon in an alternate universe, but nothing even remotely like that ever happened in this one.

Is it the ego-factor that caused both Obama and McCain to pick such idiots to balance their tickets? I mean, wasn't there anyone more qualified than the gaffe-machine and the hockey mom? Country first anybody? Hope, change...anybody? Anybody???