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Posted By: Ron Davies
17-Jul-06 - 10:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bush's *Big Stick* Foriegn Policy...
Subject: RE: BS: Bush's *Big Stick* Foriegn Policy...
Exactly--and that's the crux of the problem. Hezbollah has arranged that any issue--their disarmament, for example--cannot be decided by a simply majority of the cabinet. And several other parties need their support.

And guess who we have to also thank for Hezbollah's very strong position in the Lebanese government? Why, it's none other than our own hero, Mr. Bush.

When Hezbollah was campaigning, a big crowd-pleaser was the assertion that the US has a plan--first Iraq, then Syria, then Hezbollah. "And we must resist"--which the Lebanese did by electing Hezbollah and a few other allied groups to the maximum allowed Shiites in Lebanon's ethnically and religiously parcelled-out government.