What are they thinking?
Well, I know what Peggy Nash is thinking - she is, after all, a leftist, and those types have a notorious tendency to engage in the kind of risible moral comparisons that would, for example, place Israel and Hezbollah in the same moral category. Borys Wrzesnewskyj is apparently on the same page.
Let's be clear about this - by calling for the recognition of Hezbollah as a legitimate power, Borys (I refuse to type out that name more than once) and Nash are calling for the complete and utter capitulation to Hezbollah, the abandonment of everything the west has ever stood for with regards to terrorists - that is, that we do not, under any condition, consider them, their tactics, or their existence legitimate in any way.
This is just shameful. When I saw the papers this morning, I felt embarassed to be a Liberal - similar to the feeling of hearing Carolyn Parrish's unhinged rants, only worse. Thank god Bill Graham maintained the party position that Hezbollah is a terrorist organization and we will continue to recognize them as such.
It is possible for intelligent people to have a disagreement about the legitimacy of Israeli actions in this war. It is not possible for intelligent people to disagree on a key point, however, and that is that Hezbollah is an organization of murderers. You do not treat a gang of thugs as if they are legitimate.