I know it's a hell of a claim, but I don't think I've ever been quite so ashamed of a British government of any political persuasion:
Margaret Beckett repeatedly rejected calls by MPs on all sides to condemn Israel's actions in the Lebanon.
The foreign secretary said she had condemned Hezbollah but bowing to MPs' demands on criticising Israel was not the most effective policy.
I'm sure Mrs Beckett would claim that condemning Israel for is blatant over-reaction in the Lebanon would make it harder for us to broker a peace deal in future. A peace deal is clearly of highest priority for Tony Blair and George W Bush: they have cleared their diaries for this time next week to have a chat about it. Anyone might think they were employing delaying tactics.
In the meantime, Israeli parents are getting their children to scrawl messages onto shells that will be fired into the Lebanon.
That should help a lot.
It must be great to have God on your side.