Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Democrat congressman wants to be friends with Hezbollah.

Terrorism: Via Powerline. This view by Democratic John Dingell is a perfect example of wishy washy moral equivalence.

DINGELL: First of all, our problem is that we must be a fair and honest broker and a friend to all parties. The resolution didn’t make us that. We have to have the trust of both of the people of Israel and the people of the Arab countries around it, in order to help resolve the problem. If we don’t, the possibilities of regional war, calamitous situation with regard to Israel which has 5 million people amidst a billion and a half Arabs are a real potential for calamity. Having said at that, what we have to do is to see to it that finally we begin to address the problems that exist to abate the difficulties that are preventing a–a honest solution to the problem and a negotiated end. It takes–it takes a lot of work to get the trust that it takes to do this. The resolution did not instill that kind of trust and the end result would be quite frankly, the real solution to the problems that exist in the middle east would probably have been and probably will be put off. ANCHOR: Overall majority of your colleagues didn’t see it that way and some would suggest that if–even though there are obviously a lot of issues with Lebanon and with Palestinian cause wrapped up in this, that this largely boils down to israel against Hezbollah and Hezbollah is a group that the United States has deemed a terrorist organization, that there’s only one side for the Americans to come down on in this fight. DINGELL: Well, we don’t, first of all, I don’t take sides for or against Hezbollah or for or against Israel. ANCHOR: You’re not against Hezbollah? DINGELL: No, I happen to be—I happen to be against violence, I think the United States has to bring resolution to this matter. Now, I condemn Hezbollah as does everybody else, for the violence, but I think if we’ve got to talk to them and if we don’t — if we don’t get ourselves in a position where we can talk to both sides and bring both sides together, the killing and the blood let is going to continue.
You can be against Hezbollah and against the violence, calling for Israel and the powers behind Hezbollah(syria and Iran) to help stop the violence, but Dingell can't even bring himself to badmouthing a terrorist group behind the killing of US Marines in 1983. This is the famed "deep thinking" I guess that goes on the left to every situation. Nothing can be good or bad, everything has shades of gray. Its a ridiculous way of not taking a stance on anything.

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