AP: Hezbullah didn't get what they wanted from Rice

Monday, July 24, 2006
"[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.


Peter UK said...

As soon as Arab forces start getting a beating they call for a ceasefire.

terrye said...

Well what could Rice do to stop Israel anyway?

All my life American presidents and representatives have tried to stop this or that violence in the ME, I think that Rice understands this has a life of its own and trying to just say Whoa! well not stop it.

And there are some conservatives out there who always think someone is trying to screw someone. They can be every bit as paranoid as their left leaning counterparts.

Rick Ballard said...

I wonder if Condi suggested to Berri that watching The Wind and the Lion might provide some insight into the US position?

Seneca the Younger said...

You mean if he's enough trouble he gets to sleep with Candice bergen?

CF said...

I think you're right Seneca.