Thursday, July 27, 2006

You heard it here first, bombing Lebanon drives the people to Hezbollah

Via ThinkProgress, former Deputy to Colin Powell and Iraq hawk Armitage says:
if I thought that this air campaign would work, and would eliminate Nasrullah and the leadership of Hezbollah, I think it would all be fine. But I fear that you can’t do this from the sky, and that you’re going to end up empowering Hezbollah, and perhaps introducing an element into the body politic in Lebanon that will take some great period of time to recover from.
This has been my concern all along as well, and I'm still waiting for someone to explain what I (and Armitage) have missed.