This is a rather horrible development.
"A U.N. observer post was hit by an Israeli airstrike in south Lebanon Tuesday, killing four peacekeepers, U.N. officials said.But what was said next is even...stranger..
A bomb directly hit the building and shelter of an Indian patrol base from the observer force in the town of Khiyam near the eastern end of the border with Israel, said Milos Struger, spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon known as UNIFIL."
U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said in New York that the Security Council was informed that four officers with UNIFIL were killed, but he had no other information.Now, let's take that..somewhat strange apology (who is employing Bolton?) and compare it to what is coming out of the White House.
"We're obviously very sorry," Boltin [sp] said. "We're attempting to get information where we can to confirm the nature of the incident."
Tony Snow: Why would it be our war? I mean, it's not on our territory. This is a war in which the United States -- it's not even a war. What you have are hostilities, at this point, between Israel and Hezbollah. I would not characterize it as a war.[via]
BTW, read the article linked here, as well, and you'll see how, strangely, the biggest cheerleaders for the "War on Terror" are terribly reluctant to call a real war a war (particularly if the word "civil" is involved).