I am nervous about the escalating violence in the Middle East.
Tensions have been high for decades, but have gotten considerably worse since George W. Bush launched a war of aggression against Iraq. We're seeing a clash of civilizations, East vs. West, fueled by old grudges and exacerbated by Bush's reckless foreign policies, and it has finally reached the boiling point.
Bush blames it all on Hezbollah, even as much of the world is suggesting that Israel may be overreacting to the kidnapping of its soldiers with its bombing the heck out of Lebanon. And Bush has even rejected Lebanon's call for a ceasefire.
All sides in this fiasco are to blame. And all sides need to stop the violence. But at this point there seems to be no end in sight.
I fear that this isn't just another Middle East flare-up. This is potentially very, very big. And some of the parties involved have nukes.