Friday, July 14, 2006

Lebanon: "Hezbollah's Grave Tactical Mistake"

From YNet:

Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Senior told CNN television that "Hizbullah made a grave tactical mistake" when it decided to kidnap Israeli soldiers, adding that the group didn't make the decision on its own.

Seniora said Israel's military operation is an opportunity for the international community to solve the problem of Palestinian refugees which has existed since 1948. (Ynet)

Apparently there's a nice split within Lebanon. Hezbollah on one side and at least some members of the government on the other. Recall that the Lebanese ambassador to the United States said that he supported a prisoner swap, and was promptly recalled by Lebanon. Maybe this is the opening we've been waiting for, the one that can be used to disarm Hezbollah and have the soldiers returned.