The Pundit Disease Strikes

Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Power Line: "According to the Jerusalem Post, the Israeli Defense Force believes it needs one more week 'to achieve its military goals in terms of alleviating Hizbullah's capacity to threaten Israel.' So let's assume that after another week, Hezbollah won't be able to launch missiles at Israel for the time being. What does Israel do then, sit back and wait for Hezbollah to regroup and re-arm?

Israel's military goal should not be to allevaite Hezbollah's capacity to threaten Israel. Its goal should be to crush Hezbollah and ensure that it cannot return to power in southern Lebanon.
Posted by Paul at 12:09 PM | "

Sure Paul. Those Israelis just don't have anything like enough sense to establish their military goals themselves, they need advice from a DC lawyer.


chuck said...

Pundititis is a lifestyle desease.

Eric Blair said...

Yes, its hard sometimes to read Powerline, as they have a very bad case of it.

terrye said...

I am glad to see I am not the only one who feels this way.

Bird Dog said...

Don't we all have a case of this disorder?

chuck said...

Don't we all have a case of this disorder?

Ah, but the severity varies. When it is marked by hysteria or bald assertions as to proper actions that affect millions of people and the subject is something the pundit knows absolutely nothing about, then it has assumed its mortal form.

I don't think Paul:

1)knows much about military operations,

2)knows much about Lebanon,

3)knows much about Israeli plans,

4)is in a position to judge what is best for Israel in the long run.

That's my opinion as a certified blogspheric pundit and I'm sticking to it.

terrye said...



Rick Ballard said...

"Don't we all have a case of this disorder?"

No, Bird Dog, and I'm going to write a 3,000 word post explaining why very soon.