Thank the lord for Kofi
United Nations chief Kofi Annan has called on Israel to lift its blockade of Lebanon and urged Hezbollah to free two captured Israeli soldiers.
Both organisations have utterly ignored the fuckwit, one would imagine.
The UN secretary general said the truce had created a chance for a "long-term ceasefire and a long-term peace".
Is he even living on the same planet as the rest of us? Or is his definition of "long-term" considerably different from mine?
Mr Annan indicated that the issue of Hezbollah's weapons should be resolved through national agreement inside Lebanon.
Well, yes. Unless, of course, Hezbollah continue to fire rockets into Israel, in which case it is no longer an internal administrative affair. If the Lebanese government had had either the will or the martial power to disarm Hezbollah, as per UN Resolution 1559, then none of this would have happened in the first place.
Israel is looking for better guarantees that Hezbollah will not rearm and has said the blockade will remain in place until an arms embargo is implemented against Hezbollah.
Or, rather, they are looking for any guarantees.
Sheikh Nasrallah said he would not have ordered the soldiers' capture, which triggered Israel's blistering offensive, had he known it would lead to such a response.
Well, ain't that cute? It would rather imply that Israel made the correct response though (provided, of course, that you think that a government's first duty is to protect its citizens. Which it is).
Mr Olmert's critics are likely to accuse him of trying to dodge criticism, but he says there is no time for a full blown investigation.
Speaking in Haifa, he admitted to "failures" during the offensive, but defended his decision to launch the campaign.
The responsibility was "entirely mine", he said.
And, evidently, Olmert did the correct thing: Nasrullah has just confirmed that.