Any Israel/Lebanon experts here? I've got a question.

Who are the three people hezbollah wants Israel to release in a prisoner exchange and when/where/how were they taken by Israel?

"Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah shrugged off concerns of a stepped-up Israeli onslaught, vowing never to release two Israeli soldiers captured by his guerrillas even "if the whole universe comes [against us]." He said they would be freed only as part of a prisoner exchange brokered through indirect negotiations."

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A very smart and brave republican. Bravo! Ron Paul.

I can't say enough about Ron Paul.  He has proven time and again a real patriot.  He's the one republican I would not hesitate to vote for President.

"Mr. Speaker, I follow a policy in foreign affairs called non-interventionism. I do not believe we are making the United States more secure when we involve ourselves in conflicts overseas. The Constitution really doesn't authorize us to be the policemen of the world, much less to favor one side over another in foreign conflicts." html

I urge you to read more articles by Ron Paul at the site. h.html

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Hezbollah in My Neighborhood

Yesterday, while I was standing in line in the post office, people who had never previously met were arguing passionately about the slaughter in Lebanon. It reminded me of 9/11, except the conversation had flipped over somehow. On 9/11, the Muslim family that owns the corner grocery was practicing community diplomacy, handing out free sodas and assuring nervous neighbors that terrorism wasn't part of their culture. Yesterday, non-Muslims were promising their Muslim neighbors that the U.S. doesn't support the murder of civilians.    

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Russ Feingold shows what he's really made of

I have to agree with former state department employee George Kenney on this one.  We have to decide if America is a tool for Israel. ml

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Why Are We Silent

Why are none of the progressive blogs talking about Israel and the war over there?  Are we so myopic that if it does not benefit us politically we keep our mouths shut.

C'mon people.  This could be it.  How should Dems be responding to this?

I believe that we should stand shoulder to shoulder with the Jews on this and even the Bushies if need be so that we send a message to these people (Iran, Hezbollah, Syria, Hamas) that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated.

What y'all think?

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