If you prick us, do we not bleed?

A Grand Illusion, one of the best South Florida blogs, takes note of Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora’s “Merchant of Venice moment”:

“Is the value of human life less in Lebanon than that of citizens elsewhere?” he asked. “Are we children of a lesser god? Is an Israeli teardrop worth more than a drop of Lebanese blood?”

You really have to wonder if he was aware of the irony, and if he was, then I admire him even more.


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