Amensty International, Human Rights Watch and the Democratic leadership fully support Israel's efforts to rescue soldiers kidnapped by Palestenian and Lebonese guerillas. Meanwhile the White House is singing a different tune:
We just continue to ask that the Israelis exercise restraint, be concerned about civilian casualties, be concerned of course about civilian infrastructure,'' Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told reporters at a hastily called news conference here, 10 hours after Bush's original comments.
Now, to be perfectly fair, HRW and AI are also asking Israel to go easy on civillians (though the Democratic leadership has not) but Bush? Cowboy Bush? Israel's best friend ever!!! (TM) Calling on the Jewish state to exercise restraint? Worrying about Arab civillians? How pleasently shocking.