I was reminded of a quote from the book of Jeremiah Ch 6 vs13-14 as regards the headline in this morning's Times that "Peace Deal in Jeopardy" in Lebanon as Hezbollah refuse to disarm. Of COURSE they refuse to disarm - that's not part of the deal. As Caroline Glick points out here for those sensible enough not to buy into the MSM's propaganda version of the "peace deal"...
The resolution represents a near-total victory for Hizbullah and its state sponsors Iran and Syria, and an unprecedented defeat for Israel and its ally the United States. This fact is evident both in the text of the resolution and in the very fact that the US decided to sponsor a cease-fire resolution before Israel had dismantled or seriously degraded Hizbullah's military capabilities.
While the resolution was not passed under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter and so does not have the authority of law, in practice it makes it all but impossible for Israel to defend itself against Hizbullah aggression without being exposed to international condemnation on an unprecedented scale.
I'm with those many Israelis disgusted and indeed outraged at Olmert's left-wing administration's handling of this battle against the Iranian storm-troops in Israel. Olmert presides over the worst government in the history of Israel, he has failed in every set objective, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting the Jihadists have been betrayed. I hope the Israeli electorate will now realise that placing natural-born appeasers into power only exacerbates an already dangerous situation. I'm sure that Hezbollah and Hamas are now emboldened and preparing to strike with greater venom - the UN will sit back and do nothing and so it will continue until and unless Hezbollah and Hamas are crushed - but that requires one thing Israel does not have - leadership.