Does this remind you of anything?
A cross-border raid, soldiers killed and captured: Hezbollah-Israel 2006, or PKK-Turkey 2007? And yet, out of great similarities are born great ironies: while the US is now crying out for “restraint”, restraint was the farthest thing on its mind last year. It doesn’t take a great stretch of the imagination to envision what the US reaction would be if Turkey started shelling the Green Zone in Baghdad, and bombarding its bridges. Suffice it to say, I don't think Condi will coolly accept it as “the birth pangs of the Middle East”… As our good old saying goes, “If you have no shame, do as you wish!”
At least that didn't go unnoticed, even in the US: