The Middle East is kinda blowing up .... regionally.
Meanwhile, Bush is basically sitting on his hands.
But hey, I can understand his lack of attention to the deteriorating situation. There's a pig on the menu
Stopping off in Germany on his way to the G-8 summit in Russia, Bush reserved his greatest enthusiasm for tonight's pig roast -- technically, a wild-boar barbecue -- bringing it up three times. "I'm looking forward to that pig tonight," he gushed.
Bush is really enjoying that Presidency eh? It's all completely consistent with that dry drunk syndrome of being "hot" about something new and then soon losing interest (the Presidency).
I don't really have much to add to the situation beyond that other than I suspect that Iran is behind the growing coordination between Hamas and Hezbollah. Perhaps it's a diversion from the U.N. moving towards sanctions against Iran, maybe not. You can be sure that Israel will overreact .... which may be exactly what Iran wants. Lynne points out below that it may be the beginning of a war with Iran which I think is certainly possible.
Remember, we do have mid-term elections coming up and the Cheney administration has a lot of pressure on them to do something