The Fortunes of War
The deadly arithmetic of the Lebanese Cabinet composition momentarily turns against Hezbollah. Blacksmiths of Lebanon says "Former Minister of the Interior, Hasan Al Sabaa, has retracted his resignation and declared that he will return to the Cabinet. The minister had submitted his resignation in response to the mishandling of the 'Danish Cartoon' riots of February 2006." Michael Totten says "The axis's strategy to murder the cabinet just got a bit harder."
Lady Luck sometimes deals the enemy stinkers in the short run, but long-term luck is made by stacking the odds in our favor and playing with deep reserves. When you really think about it, many of Hezbollah's opponents are playing against them on guts. If they hold their own it may be due to a determination not to lose that guys in Washington may not have. When victory seems optional then it always seems like there are better things to do. When you've got your back to the wall it concentrates the mind wonderfully.