President Bush declined Thursday to criticize Israel's tactics in its continuing offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon, and gave a sharp condemnation of Iran's role in the bloody fighting.
"Hezbollah attacked Israel. I know Hezbollah is connected to Iran," Bush said tersely at the end of Oval Office meetings with Romanian President Traian Basescu. "Now is the time for the world to confront this danger," Bush said.
The president was responding to statements from top Israeli officials that fighting could continue for several weeks more. Israeli Justice Minister Haim Ramon said world leaders, in failing to call for an immediate cease-fire during a Rome summit, gave Israel a green light to push harder to wipe out Hezbollah.
Bush said he hoped to see the violence end "as quickly as possible" and repeated his call for Israel to try to limit the impact on civilians. But he suggested that the Israeli campaign has his support for as long as it takes to eliminate Hezbollah's influence in Lebanon and its ability to attack neighbor Israel.
"Now is the time to address the root cause of the problem and the root cause of the problem is terrorist groups trying to stop the advance of democracy," he said. "Our objective is to make sure that those who use terrorist tactics are not rewarded."
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The United States has given Israel the breathing room to utterly destroy Hezbollah, and that is exactly what they are doing. Israel has been battling Hezbollah in southern Lebanon in some vicious firefights and has taken casualties in the fighting.
It is my opinion that many of the so called “innocent civilians” that have been killed in the fighting and bombing in southern Lebanon, many of them are in fact Hezbollah terrorists that conceal themselves in the general population making it harder for Israel to attack and destroy said rag heads.
Iran and Syria have been deeply involved in this military action by providing much of the weapons, including the rockets that have been raining down on northern Israel killing many and wounding many, many more and by providing the money that is needed to fund this type of action, which is considerable.
The international community led by the United States must bring pressure to bear against these two terrorist funding nations and if necessary possible military action, including possible missile strikes at strategic locations where Iran is believed by many to be building nuclear weapons. Heavy bombing would also not be out of the question once our mighty Air Force cleared the skies of the inferior Iranian and Syrian forces.
These savages who claim to follow “the religion of peace” cannot be bargained with and must be stop at all costs, they do not believe in the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion or anything other freedom that we hold so dear.
Many may believe that this military action is just a localized thing, only directed towards Israel. This is very far from the truth.
They attack Israel who is our great ally, they continue to attack us everyday in Iraq, and they are one in the same. This is WWIII and anyone who does not see this is absolutely clueless. The democracies around the world are in a long vicious fight with the followers of the religion of peace.
Those countries in the Middle East who continue in their quest to destroy Israel will only find themselves at the end of our highly advanced smart bombs and with find there grave only to soon.