Well some signs of progress this morning – and an age-old cartoon experience, the news overtaking you.
Yesterday’s drawing is now out of date. Clearly the TV pictures of Qana have moved the Americans to do something and there is now somesort of temporary cessation of Israeli air activity over southern Lebanon, even if both sides are still firing artillery and missiles at one another.
The challenge now is going to be getting agreement about how to secure a permamanent ceasefire, because this isn’t it. Two from a large range of difficult issues that this is going to bring to light are; how to disarm or control Hezbollah and how to bring an international force in the area without making it look as if it’s another western invasion of Arab land.