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  •  Israel has played perfectly into Hezbollah's hand (5+ / 0-)

    Yes, this is what it boils down to.

    They transformed a moderate border skirmish/provocation by Hezbollah into a full blown war that drives Sunnis into the arms of the Iranian-supported Shiites. Israel should get a Nobel Prize for uniting traditional enemies. Hezbollah now has 90% support in Lebanon, in a population that is just 40% Shiite. Nice going, guys.

    There was an commentary in the NYT that claimed that even Sharon was muted in his response to Hezbollah provocations from Lebanon, knowing what a quagmire Lebanon was. But Olmert had to prove that he was a Sharon, so he did exactly what Sharon was too smart to do.

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