The apoplectic, and always borderline psychotic Martin Peretz of TNR sputters bile on Lebanon and Israel, in the latest issue. It is full of big words like "ultramontane" and "chiliastic," proving that Marty has a dictionary. But otherwise it is full of the typical verbiage of the editor of the Worst Magazine in the World. To wit:
Let's face it: Aside from fighting for themselves, the Israelis are also fighting for us.
After Prime Minister Ehud Barak took the IDF out of its last small salient of occupied Lebanon, Israel succumbed to a failure of will.
And this gem:
The administration has evinced stunning moral and military clarity in the face of international pressure to rush toward a premature resolution, and its Democratic opponents seem also to have accepted its logic, if some a bit squeamishly.
Peretz also asserts ludicrously that Hezbollah is a threat to "the very existence of Israel." Uh huh.