War is the New Peace

Beirut 2006 bomb damaged buildings
"To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace."—Tacitus
(Photo source: United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks report)

Shortly after attacking Iraq in March 2003, President Bush told wounded soldiers that "the war in Iraq is really about peace." Now it seems that 'peace' is breaking out in Lebanon too. The Washington Post reports that "Bush sees a step to peace" in the current "Mideast strife." According to White House counselor Dan Bartlett, "a moment of clarity has arrived."