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conditions-based cease-fire

I assume that’s a euphemism for “whenever Hezbollah’s taken a good pounding.” And Condi sounds good and vague about the timing of her trip:

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States believes there should be a ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and militant group Hizbollah in Lebanon as soon as possible, but only “when conditions are conducive,” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday.

 

“When it is appropriate and when it is necessary and will be helpful to the situation I am more than pleased to go to the region,” said Rice of her plans to visit the area to try to help curb the violence.

 

Asked if the United States believed there should be an immediate ceasefire, Rice told reporters, “We all agree that it should happen as soon possible when conditions are conducive to do so.”

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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