President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are teamed up against much of the world again, this time in their refusal to criticize Israel's offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon or to call for an immediate cease-fire in the Mideast fighting. Read more.
If YOU were president, how would you work together with Britain to end Middle East violence?
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Here's what FOX Fans are saying:
"If I were president, I would support Israel completely in their effort to rid the area of Hezbollah. Once the area is cleared of the terrorists, I would support a potent multinational force to keep the area free of any more terrorists, Hezbollah or otherwise. I would also make sure that Iran and Syria would not develop nuclear weapons. If that means surgical strikes on Iranian and Syrian targets by Israel or the U.S., then so be it." — Sarah
"I would increase the military and military spending, and work with the U.K. to put nuclear warheads in Israel and India and outspend Iran militarily." — Virginia
"I would work with Israel to defeat the Hamas and Hezbollah. I would also stop all traffic in and out of Iraq and put border guards to destroy any commuters trying to get in or out." — Ed (Oregon)
"In my opinion, the most effective way to bring about peace in that region is to help Israel eradicate Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and any other Islamic jihads throughout the world. The only thing these terrorists understand is superior strength." — Joanne
"If I were president, I would send our secretary of state to both Syria and Iran with a firm warning that continued involvement against democracy will result in severe consequences to either country." — Frank (Boston, MA)
"If I were president, I would support Israel — fight for them and with them. I would also give no support to terrorist nations who refuse to end their support for terrorist groups. I would become independent of foreign oil, and I would stop fueling money into terrorists nations' economies." — David
"We need to immediately stop fighting this war on terror with political correctness. We need to stop pulling our punches and send a very serious message that Hezbollah must stop its aggression toward Israel, Iran, and Syria." Dan (Medford, OR)
"If I were president, I would deal with this war directly. I would work closely with Israel and any other country that wants this to end and attack and destroy Iran, Syria, Hezbollah/Hamas controlled Lebanon and anyone else who supported terrorists." — Scott
"If I were president, I would work with Prime Minister Blair to insist that the mandate of any international peace force be to first disarm Hezbollah and destroy all offensive weapons. I would then work together with the Lebanese government to establish its army as the sole armed power in Lebanon. I would also work with the international community to provide massive aid for the rebuilding of Lebanon's infrastructure and economy." — Edward (Redmond, WA)
"If I were president, I would pressure the U.N. to get a back bone when dealing with Iran and Syria. I would also 1) stop supporting terror by lack of will, 2) ask Israel what they needed in material and support to eradicate Hezbollah and Hamas, 3) tell the U.N to put a force in place, which will report, document, and stop the Hezbollah from re-arming" — J.T.
"I would supply Israel with all the weapons they require and let them take on Hezbollah until they no longer exist. They will only stop fighting and killing innocent civilians when they are all dead." — Rich (Florida)
"The U.S. needs to get out of the Middle East and cut aid to all nations there. American involvement there has been detrimental to U.S.'s interests and has caused the deaths of many Americans, military men and women, and civilians. Let those nations settle this by themselves." — Doug (Scottsdale, AZ)
"The containment of Mideast violence is not going to be effective as long as Syria, Iran, and other countries are determined to provide weapons and incite terrorists to attack Israel. The president has authority to speak for the U.S. with Britain and he will only be effective in bringing a ceasefire when it is advantageous to the above-mentioned nations." — J. Carroll (Poplarville, MS)
"Prime Minister Blair has been America's greatest ally, so as president, I would trust him to create a Middle East peace plan." — Steve
"I would work with the U.K. to withdraw all our troops with the exception of those in our established military bases. After that I would completely dissolve both countries in the affairs of the Middle Eastern nations. The U.S. and the U.K. need to realize that if these countries have squabbles that it is none of our business. A strict immigration policy is the best defense against terrorism." — Allen (Phoenix, AZ)
"If I were president, I would immediately form a coalition to go into Iran and topple their dictatorship. I would also support Israel stepping up its offensive to rid the world of Hammas and Hezbollah." — Matt
"I would go beyond letting Israel fight Hezbollah on its own. Iran will not quit the effort to destroy Israel and the U.S. They can only be stopped by force. Eventually we will have to face this fact." — Jim (Nashville, TN)
"If I were president or the prime minister of Britain, I would support Israel by giving them as many arms as they need to finish the job. There is not going to be peace with the terrorists until they are completely destroyed." — Craig (Huntington Beach, CA)
"This is the second front in the war against Islamic extremists. As president, I would use this opportunity to destroy Iran’s nuclear capability. I would also coordinate several air strikes into Syria to destroy their Islamic strongholds. We need to identify the enemy and go after them. There are absolutely no negotiations possible with Islamic extremists." — Ivan (Pensacola, FL)
"If I were president, I would continue allowing the U.S., without Israel, to be the one, next to Europe and the U.N. Security Council, who leads the initiative to stop Iranian nuclear capacity. Meanwhile, I would propitiate Israel's initiatives in their current conflict against Hezbollah, in order to provocate, before August 2006, the entrance of Iran. I would then incorporate the U.S. without consulting the U.N. Security Council." — Albert (Venezuela)
"I would let Israel finish the job of destroying Hezbollah, then put a potent force of NATO troops on the ground to make sure they don't rise from the ashes." — Jack
"I would do exactly what Bush is doing now, demanding a long term solution versus a short-sighted, inneffective one. I think it takes courage to stand up for what you believe is right, especially when the easy route would be to concede to those who threaten you. I wish the rest of Europe had more spine." — Tammy
"I would hold my peace, and allow Israel to fight her own battle. That's what she wants to do, so let her do it." — Ann