Just back from the G8 Summit in Russia, President Bush responded to questions about how long the crisis in the Middle East might last by saying that he won't tell Israel how to defend itself and insisting that Hezbollah is the "root cause" of the latest Middle East violence. The President also said that Libya is trying to use Hezbollah to regain its position inside Lebanon. In an abbreviated version of a discussion originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point
, we get historical background on Hezbollah and its charismatic leader, as well as its relationships with Syria and Iran.
- Making News: Continued Heat to Make It a Long, Hot Summer
Governor Schwarzenegger says California's in "good shape" when it comes to electrical power, but record usage has utility officials urging conservation: turn off lights when you don't need them; close the windows when air conditioning's on; use the washer and dryer during the evening. Climatologist Bill Patzert of the Jet Propulsion Lab in La Ca--ada-Flintridge, explains why we should all get ready for a long hot spell.
UN holds talks with senior Israeli officials
UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
Taif Accord, AlJazeera on
Associated Press on Iranian claim that no part of Israel is safe