Thursday, August 24, 2006


And they're united in that hatred with Muslims. Long story short, Christians in Lebanon have a very dim view of the US, according to a recent and damning poll done there between July 24th and 26th by the Beirut Center for Research and Information. (You can find the poll results here at .) Seems they don't like getting bombed almost as much as Sunnis and Shiites dislike it. Of course, it just goes to show: the only thing Christians understand is force.

It's almost difficult to believe these poll numbers for their degree of agreement; Christians, Druze, Shiites and Sunnis substantially agree on key questions relating to the conduct of the war, and on Israeli and American roles in it. 80.3% of Christians supported Hezbollah's resistance against Israel, and even 54.7% supported taking two Israeli soldiers as hostages. In response to the question, "Do you believe that the United States plays the role of the honest mediator in this war?," 85% of Christians polled answered, 'No,' only 11% lower than the negative Shiite response. That's BAAAAD, folks. I mean, it's not bad that Muslims and Christians agree on something, rather it's a bad sign, an undeniably concrete measure of a foreign policy that's rolling around in the toilet like a disease-ridden turd.

Admittedly, the unfortunate odors of US policy are rather open secrets now. Still I'm surprised over this data. The results don't convey the picture of a country that's about to fall apart from inherent religious and political divisions. Not at all. You almost get the feel of a country that's in the midst of uniting and maturing.

You'd think it would be news.

(Hat tip to Pat Lang for posting the survey on his blog Sic Semper Tyrannis.)

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