I had to turn the news off this morning. I got disgusted listening to all the sad, sad stories of how awful it was for American citizens and others these past few days in Lebanon. Is it my imagination, or did the Americans travel there of their own free will, knowing the region was unstable? And the citizens of Lebanon, do they not harbor Hezbollah thus enabling a terrorist organization to carry out unprovoked attacks inside Israel? So, why is it the media thinks I should feel sorry these people? They made their own decisions and now they have to live with the consequences. As for the evacuations, it's nice that our government is providing help, but my tax dollars don't owe anyone a free ride home or money once they get here to anyone that isn't directly related to our embassy there. By this I mean workers and their families. Students who decided to study at universities there: they made their decision and should have thought about what would happen if war broke out again. Employees of private companies, should have ensured their company had plans for this situation and if they didn't they shouldn't have moved their families over there without making plans of their own. I'm having a hard time then having sympathy for those who are complaining about how hard they had it trying to get out of Lebanon and how the US government should be doing a better job. What do people expect? Enough of my rant, what say you?