posted on Aug, 14 2006 @ 09:04 PM
[e]Bush -"how can you claim victory when you are about to be replaced within your host country by an international peacekeeping force and the
The big assumption of course is that they actually are replaced. After the war, the lebanese people are going to see that it is hezbollah that has
the ability to defend them, not the lebanese army, and certainly not some outside group of foreiners from the UN. Hezbollah will probably have a much
larger representation in the lebanese government after the next round of elections.
This was a huge victory for Hezbollah. Lebanon was ravaged, the lebanese as a people and nation have lost, but hezbollah has won. They weren't
weakened during the entire course of the war, they launched ever more rockets, and the lebanese know that the israelis were more or less justified in
attacking in the first place, at least to the point that they won't beleive that the israelis 'gave up and left' because of 'international
pressure', indeed, there really wasn't any international pressure. Hezbollah is going to say that they were able to bloody the nose of the jews
enough to send them running home, and the people are probably going to beleive it.