From Yahoo News. The smell of the charnal house is beginning to turn a few official English stomachs:
The United States was starting to look isolated in its refusal to rein in Israel's attacks on Lebanon with key ally Britain criticizing the wholesale killing of Lebanese civilians and widespread destruction.
Britain's junior foreign minister Kim Howells, visiting Beirut, Saturday questioned Israel's military tactics and slammed its killing of "so many children and so many people".
"These are not surgical strikes," he said of the air and artillery bombardments since July 12 that have killed more than 300 civilians in Lebanon.
"If they are chasing Hezbollah, then go for Hezbollah. You don't go for the entire Lebanese nation," he told a media conference after meeting Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora.
But in Canada the official view at the moment is to serve as ideological Muscle Fluffer* to the Israeli Government.
* "Muscle Fluffer" is a term from the Porn industry. In Porn flicks, the protagonist is required to get it up on demand as long as he is on set. This is really quite difficult, and justifies the salaries. Most porn productions keep a "muscle fluffer" on staff. They are usually a gay male equipped with a device very similar to a feather duster, which the fluffer wields whenever the star needs help maintaining his "professional stance". Wages start at about $35,000 per year. Benefits are not so good.