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An Act of War

There's a long, must-read editorial in the Jerusalem Post this morning, but here's the one sentence, Cliffs Notes version:

Hizbullah and Hamas must be dealt direct, heavy blows from which they will not quickly recover.

UPDATE: The New York Times offers limp support for Israel by acknowledging its right to respond, but the editorial contains also this knee-slapper: "calling the rockets an "act of war" by Lebanon's government was not a good idea."

Really? A terrorist group that is part of the ruling coalition of a sovereign government fires rockets into the terrority of another sovereign government killing soldiers and innocent civilians and it's a bad idea to call that an act of war? You've got to be kidding. The kidnapping of Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah was an act of war. Just how fundamentally unserious can the Times' editorial page be when it comes to the global war on terror and matters of national security? Dont' answer that.

By the way, here are two more editorials on Israel worth reading:

Chicago Sun-Times: "the world needs to support Israel in its fight against terrorism and must condemn most harshly this act of war by Hezbollah and its Syrian and Iranian masters. Their intention is to destabilize further a region that is crying out for pacification."

Chicago Tribune: "All those who hoped that Hamas or Hezbollah would abandon terror when they gained political power must confront the fact that power has only emboldened their impulse to terrorism. This is terror as statecraft, terror by a ruling political party in one instance, and by a leading political party in the other."