He's no longer sure whether its a measured response:
"Frankly, we were talking about three weeks ago when Hezbollah took Israeli soldiers hostage, and an initial response," Harper told the TVA network.
"But now we have a completely different situation from three weeks ago, as I've said many times. We have a full-blown conflict, almost a war, and it's hard to say whether a response is proportional to another. It's a war."
Harper says his new "position" isn't based on having a quick glance at the latest round of poll numbers. Odd, though, that his confusion should just happen to mount after they're released.
On the general idea of a proportionate response, I found this interesting article from WorldNetDaily:
WASHINGTON – The Mexican army is escorting those attempting to cross over the U.S. border illegally – including known drug-runners – to areas not patrolled by the Minuteman Project near Naco, Ariz., say Border Patrol sources and other officials including a U.S. congressman.
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, denounced the action by the Mexican military and called on President Bush to do the same.
Now, that the Mexican army is helping drug-runners finesse the U.S./Mexico Border is a recurring meme in the American right-wing press. There have been other reports where Mexican soldiers have supposedly exchanged fire with the U.S. Border Patrol. Let's assume these stories are true: would that give the U.S. the right to bomb Mexico City?
If not, why then does the IDF have the right to bomb Beirut?