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U.S. Speeds Up Bomb Delivery for the Israelis

By DAVID S. CLOUD and HELENE COOPERPublished: July 22, 2006

WASHINGTON, July 21 — The Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precision-guided bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week after beginning its air campaign against Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, American officials said Friday.

From the New York Times , natch.

UPDATE: Readers are psyched the Times may at last be a Bush-administration pawn:

The headline – and the message it sends – are less valuable for the average reader than for, well, “others”.  For over a week, I’ve heard story after story about the Bush administration not making itself heard.  What these reveal is the tin ear of the established punditry, who are apparently incapable of recognizing – or, possibly, simply acknowledging – that the President has been engaged diplomatically.  Diplomacy is, after all, a subtle art: even non-involvement is, in its own fashion, involvement.

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