The US state department has dismissed as "outrageous" a suggestion by Israel that it has been authorised by the world to continue bombing Lebanon.I think if I had one wish, it would be that all government officials be forced to concede publicly what there actions make obvious. So Bush would have to admit he doesn't care about Iraqi democracy, finding Osama bin Laden, or even if Israel manages to do anything but bomb Lebanon to the ground. Just so long as some terraists get blown up but good, Georgie will sleep well tonight.
"The US is sparing no efforts to bring a durable and lasting end to this conflict," said spokesman Adam Ereli....
At talks in Rome on Wednesday, the US, UK and regional powers urged peace be sought with the "utmost urgency", but stopped short of calling for an immediate truce. That prompted Mr Ramon to declare Israel had received "permission from the world... to continue the operation".
But questioned by reporters on the sidelines of a summit in Kuala Lumpur, Mr Ereli said: "Any such statement is outrageous."