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  1. I think you make some excellent points here. The only problem I see (not with your analysis) is that Bush does not really want what he says he wants. I think the resolution demanding Hezbollah stop all its attacks while Israel need only stop offensive operations is mostly facade. Bush knows Hezbollah will not accept such conditions. When you also consider that Israel is purposely NOT destroying all of Hezbollah rocket launching capabilities the reasons become a little clearer. Neither Bush nor Israel want the conflict to end anytime soon. They want to destroy as much of Hezbollah’s and its infrastructure as possible. I think their may be an element of punishment for Lebanon as well for “harboring” Hezbollah – not that they really had any real say in the matter.

    The other part of the picture that involved Syria is even more interesting. At some point, the UN will send peacekeeping forces into southern Lebanon to make the transition to returning control of the region back to the Lebanese. At that point, I think the US will try to convince Israel to take the battle into Syria. Syria is pretty weak at the moment. They have been a thorn in the side of the US and Israel for some time. Taking Syria out is a only a small step.

    The big prize here for both Israel and the US is to take out Iran.

    In the end, I think you will see Israel go back to its pre-67 borders – but only after it has eliminated the threats of attack from those who goal it is to wipe ISrael off the map.

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