The outcry from the right over what it sees as the Bush administration’s capitulation on Hezbollah is starting to feel like another Harriet Miers, Dubai port or immigration moment. Why are so many conservatives mad about how the conservative president has handled this cease-fire? For his part, Washington Post columnist George Will characterizes the outcome this way: "Hezbollah has willingly suffered (temporary) military diminution in exchange for enormous political enlargement."
But President Bush’s rejection of a diplomatic solution would have meant more bombing and death. Is that really the better choice for either Israel or the United States?
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice lays out the administration’s thinking in a Washington Post commentary.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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