Sunday, July 23, 2006
By Steven L. Taylor

“If [Hezbollah] wants to be a political party, it needs to act like a political party and not have in its arsenal things like antiship cruise missiles. Most political parties don’t have that kind of weaponry.” –US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton on FOX News Sunday earlier today.

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7 Responses to “Line of the Day”

  1. Sonny Says:

    Silly comment by Bolton. Hezbollah is already a political party in Lebanon, with MPs and a couple of cabinet ministers. But I guess that’s the kind of comments that Faux News viewers like, full of truthiness, short on truth.

  2. Dave Schuler Says:

    I don’t know. I think there are politicians in both of our political parties who are as destructive as any cruise missile. Self-inflicted wounds only, of course.

  3. Dr. Steven Taylor Says:


    Come now, you have to admit that “Most political parties don’t have that kind of weaponry” is at least mildly amusing.

    On a more serious note: yes, Hezbollah is already a political party in Lebanon, but one has to acknowledge that their co-status as a militia group is problematic. (And that is true whether one watches Fox News or not).


  4. Right Mind : If Hezbollah wants to be a political party... Says:

    [...] of weaponry.”
    –John Bolton,US Ambassador to the UN, on FOX News Sunday.
    HT: PoliBlog

    Published Monday, 24 July, 2006 7:16 AM
    Right Mind


  5. Pros and Cons Says:

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  6. B. Minich Says:

    Also note: Bolton said that most political parties don’t have those things – and he’s right. And I think we can safely say that there’s a good reason most political parties don’t have anti-ship missles.

  7. Antiquated Tory Says:

    Ah, there was a time when the Whigs and Tories would have given their right arms for something like a cruise missile to use on their opponents. Neil Stephenson touches on this in his Baroque Trilogy novels, if you’d rather not slog through the history.

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