American Thinker has posted a contrarian take on the course of Israel’s Lebanon war: “Hezbollah’s Iwo Jima division.” And Rick Moran has posted an excellent roundup on the Israeli strike on Baalbek: “Israel hits the Bekaa!”
JOHN adds: I can’t resist quoting this optimistic paragraph from MIchael Lopez-Caldron’s piece in The American Thinker:
Over whatever time remains before the conflict is forced to end, the IDF will take apart the Hezbollah terrorist-guerrillas that made the ultimate error of remaining in fixed positions. It is Hezbollah that is stoked in the passions and delusions of over-confidence. If Hezbollah takes comfort from fighting in fixed positions, they need only brush up on Napoleon, who said “the army that remains in its forts is beaten.” Or perhaps read up on how General Kuribayashi Tadamichi’s Japanese force of 21,000 at Iwo Jima was reduced by the United States Marines to just over 120 POWs (an additional 900 wounded were captured).
Let’s hope the analogy proves apt.