After 34 days, cease-fire is a start

The U.N.-imposed cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel already has seen some violations. No surprise there. But overall, it’s holding, authorities say. What’s remarkable is how quickly Lebanese citizens began to head for home — or what’s left of it — in defiance of Israeli officials. Now the hope becomes that the fragile peace will last long enough to allow the international peacekeepers to move in and diplomats to work on the next goal — a lasting peace agreement. Unfortunately, sentiment in the region is that Hezbollah and its more than 4,000 rockets effectively won this 34-day war.
Posted by Rhonda Holman