Hezbollah secures its Lebanese base

Yesterday the government of Lebanon surrendered to Hezbollah, agreeing to all of Hezbollah’s key demands. A good Wall Street Journal story provides some background. At the Couterterrorism Blog Andrew Cochran speculates on the meaning of the agreement. In a statement, Secretary Rice called the agreement “a positive step toward resolving the current crisis.” Her assessment reflects poorly on her candor and aggravates the failure of American policy.

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