Saturday, May 10, 2008

Fighting in Beirut Threatens a Top Bush Administration Priority -
..."The U.S. has put a lot of capital into Lebanon to support the weaker side politically and militarily. The U.S. approach is based on [the idea that] one side can prevail, and that's not how things work. This is a country where consensual politics is the name of the game and the way things are done," said Augustus Richard Norton, who served with the United Nations in Lebanon and is the author of "Hezbollah: A Short History." "If there's going to be a solution, it will involve some compromise with the opposition, which will include Hezbollah."...

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