Why does it feel like somehow in the last fifty years or so, war has become some kind of duplicitous game. It used to be really simple. You and your enemy would get on a battlefield and duke it out. The winner would take over your land, make your life miserable, perhaps kill off everyone of your kind. It was simple. Ok, maybe not so simple, but at least you didn't have to pretend that while you are killing your enemy, you'd rather not be doing this. You'd rather live happily side by side with them, but due to [fill in the blank] it is not possible and hence this terrible thing has to happen.
Obviously this is spurred on by the whole Israel-Lebanon thing, but specifically by the whole pictures affair
. Why do we have to say things like, "these nastyWestern journalists tricked the kids into writing on those shells". Blah, blah, blah. Why is it not OK to hate people that are bombing you? I don't expect the poor Lebanese that are getting bombs dropped on their babies to love Israel for it. We're not freakin Jedi
for Pete's sake!