August 27, 2006

Backpedalling...

Yahoo News:

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said in a TV interview aired Sunday that he would not have ordered the capture of two Israeli soldiers if he had known it would lead to such a war.

Guerrillas from the Islamic militant group killed three Israeli soldiers and seized two more in a cross-border raid July 12, which sparked 34 days of fighting that ended with a cease-fire on Aug. 14.

"We did not think, even 1 percent, that the capture would lead to a war at this time and of this magnitude. You ask me, if I had known on July 11 ... that the operation would lead to such a war, would I do it? I say no, absolutely not," he said in an interview with Lebanon's New TV station...(Thanks to Captain Ed)

This is a very interesting thing. He doesn't sound like a death-or-glory guerilla leader at all. More like a politician doing some backpedalling.

People say that the attacks on Israel by Hamas and Hezbollah prove that the hope that pushing democracy as an antidote to terrorism in the ME has failed. Sounds to me like it is just starting to bite.

It's also interesting that this guy is admitting to starting a war with reckless folly. So why isn't he being inundated with criticism by our "peace-activists"and "pacifists?"

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Posted by John Weidner at August 27, 2006 5:31 PM
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