Friday, August 25, 2006

Too Late, After Too Little

Clusterfuck is more like it. Now, after we dithered while Israel bombed the crap out of Lebanon, now, we are all concerned about armaments. Jeez, Louise.
The US State Department has opened an investigation into Israel's use of US-made cluster bombs in southern Lebanon and whether it violated pacts Israel had made with the United States, a newspaper report said Friday.

'We have heard the allegations that these munitions were used, and we are seeking more information,' department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos told The New York Times without giving further comment.

Israel made secret agreements with the United States in return for being sold the weapons, which spray bomblets over wide areas. News reports over the years have said that in the pacts, which began with the cluster-bomb sales to Israel in 1976, Israel agreed to only use the munitions against organized Arab armies and clearly defined military targets.

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