“It is a complex situation and a volatile one,” O’Brien said. “Pope Benedict has said very clearly that what is needed in the Middle East is a just solution for the three major parties, Israel, Lebanon and the Palestinian people.”
“This will take much prayer and sacrifice because the spirit of hatred and murder is at work,” he said.
O’Brien rejects either/or solutions that resemble choices between the devil and the deep blue sea. He said there is a third, God-given alternative that must be sought.
“Hezbollah are clearly the bad guys in the present situation,” he said, but Israel and Western nations must be extremely careful about resorting to a lesser evil to stamp out a bigger evil.