My theory about wars is that one fights them to win. The EU’s theory, apparently, is that they should be fought for Israel to lose. How otherwise to explain its most recent criticism:
The European Union accused Israel on Friday of a disproportionate use of force against Palestinians in Gaza and of making a humanitarian crisis there worse.
It was the first time the 25-nation bloc had made such a sharp criticism of the Jewish state in the crisis triggered by the abduction of Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit from a border post by Palestinian Islamic militants on June 25.
“The EU condemns the loss of lives caused by disproportionate use of force by the Israeli Defense Forces and the humanitarian crisis it has aggravated,” Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen, whose country holds the EU’s rotating presidency, said in a statement on a visit to St Petersburg.
It was released after 20 Palestinians were killed in the bloodiest day of fighting since 2004 on Thursday in military operations designed to stop rockets being fired into Israel.
Somehow I seem to be forgetting the many times the EU condemned Palestinian terrorists and Yassar Arafat and his successors for the “disproportionate force” they used on buses, in cafes and in marketplaces, when their human bombs detonated dozens of people at any one time.