Helen Thomas Takes The Hezbollah View

Ah, Helen Thomas at her finest. Tony Snow took a shot at her, and several Lefties are all upset about it:

  • QUESTION: The United States is not that helpless. It could have stopped the bombardments of Lebanon. We have that much control with the Israelis.
  • SNOW: I don’t think so.
  • QUESTION: We have gone for collective punishment against all of Lebanon and Palestine. And what’s happening — and that’s the perception of the United States.
  • SNOW: Well, thank you for the Hezbollah view, but I would encourage you…

Which is pretty much the Democrat view, Helen being one of their high priestess'.

The articles at the HuffPuff, Think Progress, and Crooks and Liars all make mention of Snow seemingly not to know about a UN Resolution calling for a cease fire in the Israel/Hezbollah fighting, and that the US veto'd it. They get a little picky about the continued discussion between Snow and Thomas, which starts thus

  • QUESTION: That’s not the point. Why did we veto a cease-fire?
  • SNOW: We didn’t veto a cease-fire.
  • QUESTION: Yes, we did.
  • SNOW: No, we didn’t. There was no cease-fire.
  • QUESTION: But wasn’t there a resolution?
  • SNOW: No.
  • QUESTION: At the U.N.?

Ah, but was it actually a cease fire proposal?

UNITED NATIONS – The United States blocked an Arab-backed resolution Thursday that would have demanded Israel halt its military offensive in the Gaza Strip, the first U.N. Security Council veto in nearly two years.

The draft, sponsored by Qatar on behalf of other Arab nations, accused Israel of a "disproportionate use of force" that endangered Palestinian civilians, and demanded Israel withdraw its troops from Gaza.

Generally, a cease fire proposal is supposed to be between the fighting parties. This was a condemnation of Israel, demanding that Israel stop fighting, with no mention of Hezbollah stopping their military efforts.

Ergo, the conversation, which was about a cease fire resolution, actually shows Tony Snow being correct. There was was no cease fire resolution at the UN.

Anyhow, way to stick it to Helen, Tony!

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