Michael Ledeen, The Corner:
A senior Hizbullah official has said the group did not expect Israel to react so strongly to the capture of two Israeli soldiers.
Remember that the Iranians believe(d) that we (U.S. and Israel) are hopelessly internally divided, politically paralyzed, and hence unable to take a difficult decision and react forcefully. Ergo they thought they had a free hand. A few days ago I compared the attack on Israel to the same blunder Osama made on 9/11. If only we take full advantage.
Which we are not.
All this diplotalk about snuggling up to the Syrians makes me sick. Down with Assad. Down with Khamene'i. The Iranian and Syrian people see their leaders have made a monumental mistake. Support the democracy forces, for heaven's sake. Windows of opportunity close. Faster, please.