Bush Declares Victory
In a speech today, Bush declared victory in the war against Lebanon, saying that the cease-fire represents a defeat for Hezbollah.
"Hezbollah suffered a defeat in this crisis," Bush said during a news conference at the State Department.
"There's going to be a new power in the south of Lebanon," he said, referring to the U.N. force that will assist the Lebanese army in taking control of the area.
"How can you claim victory when you were a state within a state in southern Lebanon, and now you're going to be replaced by an international force?" he said.
He warned Iran against meddling in both Lebanon and Iraq, where U.S. troops are battling a persistent insurgency and trying to stave off a Sunni-Shiite civil war more than three years after the 2003 invasion.
In this speech, Bush laid blame for all of the deaths on Hezbollah and insulted the memopry of the dead as often as possible.
It's clear from his posturing that's he's gloating over the corpses and egging Hezbollah on.
This cease-fire isn't intended to last. You don't start insulting the other side when you're trying to negotiate a peace.
Bush wants WWWIII, and by golly he's gonna get it, no matter who has to die.