"[A]n official close to Lebanon's parliament speaker Nabih Berri, who is close to Hezbollah, said he did not reach an accord with Rice because she wanted one comprehensive package to halt the fighting and diminish Hezbollah's strength, rather than an immediate cease-fire.
David Welch, an assistant secretary of state traveling with Rice, said later that it was 'unfair' to say Rice's meeting with Berri went poorly."
Here. Specifically, Rice wouldn't come across with an immediate cease-fire without handling the other problems.
The conservative eeyore caucus (eg, Allah) is all about how Bush and Rice are gonna screw the Israelis, but I don't see it.
Prediction: there won't be a cease fire until Hezbullah is a crumpled wad in a wastebasket and there's a Chapter Seven force in Lebanon.