I haven't said anything yet about the recent conflagration in the Mideast, though I probably will say something soon. In reading all the press acounts, radio reports, TV news, I get the sense that people look at this crisis with a sense of distance. We take sides and forget that in the middle of all this, there are people on both sides that are scared to death. Israelis and Lebonese are hiding in fear of being hit by bombs. Children are frieghtened.
Slate Magazine linked to this Lebonese blogger who shares a letter between an Israeli and his friend in Lebanon.
Read this and remember that while governments and terrorist groups fight amongst themselves. It is the PEOPLE that are being affected.