Saturday, August 19, 2006


Maybe you've seen the latest story on Lebanon after the Israeli offensive. The story notes how Lebanese officials are praising Hezbollah, calling the war a victory. Lebanese President Emile Lahoub said Hezbollah fighters "brought down the legend of the invincible (Israeli) army."

In a particularly notable spate of honesty, President Bush comments to the Associated Press on Lebanon's unwillingness to accept defeat.

"The first reaction of course of Hezbollah and its supporters is to declare victory. I guess I would have done the same thing if I were them," Bush said. "Sometimes it takes people awhile to come to the sober realization of what forces create stability and what don't."

The Mailbox believes him.

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