The federal government, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have been named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of Detroit area Lebanese-Americans by the civil rights group, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
“This lawsuit does not take away from our appreciation of the effort that has been initiated and the safe return of so many,” said Imad Hamad, regional director of the civil rights organization, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. “However, there are thousands that are still trapped in the southern part of Lebanon, where there is no type of communication.”
Just what would you have the U.S. do Hamad, sail a warship up to a pier in Tyre Lebanon (a Hezbollah stronghold), march thru the streets announcing their arrival and load up these dumb-shits like so many cattle?
They had their chance to get out and blew it. And I suspect many that are left behind are not tourists caught up in the turmoil. They are duel US/Lebanese citizens that have been there far longer than the normal 2 week vacation and now are crying to get out.
News reports claim anywhere between 500, 000 and 750,000 people have fled north, but these “poor” stragglers were left behind! Bombed out blocked roads isn’t a valid excuse as the numbers demonstrate.
I suggest they snag one of those Hezbollah lackys that lead the media around by the ear and catch a ride out, assuming you’re not selected to be cannon fodder of the week and designated as a “civilian casualty” for the same media to fawn over. And secondly… just shut up!
Live with it and just shut up. If there is a better reason for tort reform I haven’t seen it.
UPDATE: Tel-Chai Nation also notes the story and asks whether: “Taxpayers money shouldn’t be spent on people like these.”