Amanpour explains U.S's 'risky gamble'
In this clip, Amanpour, on location in Haifa, talks about how the U.S.'s way of isolating countries such as Syria and Palestine is backfiring because, "When you isolate these natural interlocutors, you don't really have anybody to talk to necessarily who could put that pressure on."
Well that explains why Bush was so agitated at the G8 summit when he was talking about Syria...
She then talks about the U.S. and U.K.'s desire to hold off on a cease fire and instead 'see Israel do as much damage to Hezbollah and Hamas as possible," saying this is 'something some people are calling a risky gamble.'
You have to assume that the 25,000 Americans still trapped in Lebanon, as well as the approximate 208 fatalities (23 Israeli, 183 Lebanese) probably fall into that 'some people' category.